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Glinka / Kramer / Parker / Christian / Goodman
Release Date: 11/28/2000 
Label:  Boheme Music   Catalog #: 910105   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Christian / GoodmanDaniel KramerLester YoungCharlie Parker,   ... 
Performer:  Daniel Kramer
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I will have to admit I enjoyed this CD and I am what you would call a hard-core classical music lover. Why? First, all the musicians are classically trained. Kramer is one of the leading Jazz teachers in Russia; a man who is constantly developing ways to attract new listeners to what he loves and believes in. The Glinka Quartet is one of Russia's finest quartets of today - the combination of the two is irresistible. Here is a disc that contains "crossover" music of the first order. The subtle, delicate and at the same time bold quartet by Mozart is played beautifully along with the original transcriptions of the most well-known jazz themes made with great taste. The Glinka Quartet and the jazzman Kramer make an unexpectedly appropriate Read more synthesis. In fact, Kramer seems even more free and easy than usual in the Mozart quartet. "When such encounters of classical and jazz musicians are no longer a rarity, we shall all understand that classical music and jazz are two branches of the one wonderful tree, which is called music." So says the critic Nikolay Petrov. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Seven Come Eleven by Christian / Goodman
Performer:  Daniel Kramer (Piano)
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2.
All Inside by Daniel Kramer
Performer:  Daniel Kramer (Piano)
Length: 9 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Tango On Wasteland At Night by Daniel Kramer
Performer:  Daniel Kramer (Piano)
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Lester Leeps In by Lester Young
Performer:  Daniel Kramer (Piano)
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
My Little Suede Shoes by Charlie Parker
Performer:  Daniel Kramer (Piano)
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Kramer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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