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Beyond Romance: Songs By Ben Bierman

Bierman / Patton / Gardner / Scott
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  New Focus   Catalog #: 141   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ben Bierman
Performer:  Matthew ScottHilary GardnerJeb PattonBen Bierman,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ben Bierman's Beyond Romance features his song cycle of the same name, an exploration of middle age romance that fuses elements of contemporary art song, cabaret, and jazz that at different moments evokes Sondheim, Bolcom, and Cole Porter. With lyrics by songwriting luminary Earl Shuman ( writer of "Hey There Lonely Girl" and "Seven Lonely Days" among others) and affecting performances by vocalists Hilary Gardner and Matthew Scott, and Heath Brothers pianist Jeb Patton, Beyond Romance is an elegant manifestation of Bierman's wide ranging resume as a long time New York freelance trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. Rounding out the recording is Bierman's Six Songs, a set of songs without words featuring his tasteful Read more trumpet work in understated latin jazz inspired compositions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Beyond Romance by Ben Bierman
Performer:  Matthew Scott (Voice), Hilary Gardner (Voice), Jeb Patton (Piano)
2. Songs (6) by Ben Bierman
Performer:  Ben Bierman (Trumpet/Piano/Bass), Emanuel Bierman (Cajon)

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