Sungbird (After Albeniz)

Sungbird (After Albeniz)

by Helen Sung
     
 

Pianist Helen Sung's third CD as a leader heads in a different direction. During a European tour, she decided to look for some Spanish classical work to adapt for her group, choosing Isaac Albéniz's "Espana, Op. 156." But for this recording, she intermingled her own compositions with solo piano interpretations of individual movements of Albéniz's work, creating a… See more details below

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Pianist Helen Sung's third CD as a leader heads in a different direction. During a European tour, she decided to look for some Spanish classical work to adapt for her group, choosing Isaac Albéniz's "Espana, Op. 156." But for this recording, she intermingled her own compositions with solo piano interpretations of individual movements of Albéniz's work, creating a seamless recording in which one composer's contributions complement the other's. Her classical background is apparent, though she takes some liberties with the Albéniz's melodies. On the quintet tracks, her supporting band, including Marcus Strickland (tenor and soprano saxophones), bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Nasheet Waits and percussionist Samuel Torres, follow her muse and bring out the full potential of her catchy tunes. Clocking just under 43 minutes, Sung actually leaves the listener wanting more.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
Label:
Sunny Side
UPC:
0016728117326
catalogNumber:
1173
Rank:
232892

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