Robert Black (double bass) & John MacDonald (piano)
CD - 2 discs
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Robert Black’s recital on these discs shows the remarkable emergence of the double bass as a leading voice for the most intimate and imaginative musings of American composers from the last century. Disc 1 features works for bass and piano and Disc 2 unaccompanied bass. Included are works by Johanna Beyer, John Cage, Barney Childs, Jacob Druckman, Joseph Iadone and Jerome Moross.
“Robert Black's recital disc works best when resonating in sympathy with the instrument's tonal grain and registral colours. Black has technical facility like other people have mice...[in 'Valentine'] he sings at his bass, fondles it with a timpani stick, caricatures its melodic utterances with his voice. It sounds like spontaneous pillow talk but every detail is carefully notated to showcase the instrument's b(l)ooming marvels.”
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