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Patrick Zimmerli: Modern Music / Brad Mehldau, Kevin Hays

Hays,Kevin / Mehldau,Brad / Zimmerli,Patrick
Release Date: 09/20/2011 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 528371   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Patrick Zimmerli EnsembleSteve ReichOrnette ColemanKevin Hays,   ... 
Performer:  Kevin HaysBrad Mehldau
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Modern Music, a collaboration between pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli has been released. The album features pieces written by each of the three musicians as well as works by Reich, Coleman, and Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli. The New York Times says the pianists bring "a high sheen to some choice material." The Financial Times gives the album a perfect five stars. MusicOMH calls it "another fascinating and technically remarkable addition to Mehldau’s body of work." The Guardian, reviewing Mehldau's live show with Chris Thile in London on Friday, says their "musicality and sympathy for each other's emerging ideas made it an unexpected tour de force." Modern Music, a collaboration between pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli has been released. The album features pieces written by each of the three musicians as well as works by Reich, Coleman, and Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli. The New York Times says the pianists bring "a high sheen to some choice material." The Financial Times gives the album a perfect five stars. MusicOMH calls it "another fascinating and technically remarkable addition to Mehldau’s body of work." The Guardian, reviewing Mehldau's live show with Chris Thile in London on Friday, says their "musicality and sympathy for each other's emerging ideas made it an unexpected tour de force." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Crazy Quilt, for 2 pianos by Patrick Zimmerli Ensemble
Performer:  Kevin Hays (), Kevin Hays (Piano), Brad Mehldau (Piano),
Brad Mehldau ()
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Generatrix, for 2 pianos by Patrick Zimmerli Ensemble
Performer:  Kevin Hays (), Kevin Hays (Piano), Brad Mehldau (),
Brad Mehldau (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3. Celtic Folk Melody, for 2 pianos by Patrick Zimmerli Ensemble
Performer:  Kevin Hays (), Kevin Hays (Piano), Brad Mehldau (Piano),
Brad Mehldau ()
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4. Music for 18 Musicians: Excerpt(s) by Steve Reich
Performer:  Kevin Hays (Piano), Kevin Hays (), Brad Mehldau (),
Brad Mehldau (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 03/1976; United States of Ame 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Lonely Woman by Ornette Coleman
Performer:  Brad Mehldau (Piano), Kevin Hays (Piano), Kevin Hays (),
Brad Mehldau ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6. Modern Music, for 2 pianos by Patrick Zimmerli Ensemble
Performer:  Kevin Hays (Piano), Brad Mehldau (), Kevin Hays (),
Brad Mehldau (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7. Elegia, for piano by Kevin Hays
Performer:  Kevin Hays (), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Kevin Hays (Piano),
Brad Mehldau ()
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8. Quartet for Strings no 5: Excerpt(s) by Philip Glass
Performer:  Brad Mehldau (), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Kevin Hays (Piano),
Kevin Hays ()
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1991; United States of Ame 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9. Unrequited, for piano by Brad Mehldau
Performer:  Kevin Hays (), Brad Mehldau (Piano), Brad Mehldau (),
Kevin Hays (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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