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James Adler & Friends

Ornstein / Adler / Smith / Merriweather
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7871   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leo OrnsteinJames AdlerPaul TurokSeth Bedford,   ... 
Performer:  James AdlerJordan P. SmithMalcolm J. Merriweather
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

JAMES ADLER & FRIENDS, an album of works by and commissioned for pianist, composer, and Yamaha Artist James Adler, features works by Leo Ornstein, Paul Turok, Seth Bedford, Franz Liszt, Stephen Sondheim, and Adler himself, showcasing his penchant for both contemporary and traditional concert repertoire. These pieces offer a career-spanning glimpse into Adler's career, from his first publicly performed piece, to works sprouted from personal collaborations, to his own original compositions and arrangements. Adler's performances on JAMES ADLER & FRIENDS are joined by saxophonist Jordan P. Smith and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather. JAMES ADLER & FRIENDS, an album of works by and commissioned for pianist, composer, and Yamaha Artist James Adler, features works by Leo Ornstein, Paul Turok, Seth Bedford, Franz Liszt, Stephen Sondheim, and Adler himself, showcasing his penchant for both contemporary and traditional concert repertoire. These pieces offer a career-spanning glimpse into Adler's career, from his first publicly performed piece, to works sprouted from personal collaborations, to his own original compositions and arrangements. Adler's performances on JAMES ADLER & FRIENDS are joined by saxophonist Jordan P. Smith and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serenade for Piano, Op. 5: no 2, Scherzino by Leo Ornstein
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
2. Piano Transitions (3): no 1, Passacaglia by James Adler
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
3. Tango for James Adler by Paul Turok
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
4. Passacaglia, Op. 10 by Paul Turok
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
5. Christopher Street Rag by Seth Bedford
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
6. Reverie, Interrupted by James Adler
Performer:  James Adler (Piano), Jordan P. Smith (Tenor Saxophone)
7. Fantasy Grotesque on a Medieval Theme by James Adler
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
8. Piano Fantasy on "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" (Sondheim) by James Adler
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
9. Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  James Adler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
10. A Song of the Road by James Adler
Performer:  James Adler (Piano), Malcolm J. Merriweather (Baritone)

Sound Samples

Serenade, Op. 5: No. 2. Scherzino
3 Piano Transitions: No. 1. Passacaglia
Tango for James Adler
Passacaglia, Op. 10
Christopher Street Rag
Reverie, Interrupted
Fantasy Grotesque on a Medieval Theme
Piano Fantasy on the Ballad of Sweeney Todd
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S514/R181, "Mephisto Waltz No. 1": Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S514/R181, "Erste Mephisto-Walzer" ("Mephisto Waltz No. 1")
A Song of the Road

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