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At First
Søren Gemmer

At First

CD | ILK Music | 5706274003789 | ILK 202 | 04-13

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About the album

Piano player and composer Søren Gemmer presents ‘At First’; an ambitious melodic and harmonic approach to contemporary improvised music. The album stages a love and awe of classical piano music in a context of expressive modern jazz.
At First introduces a fresh new talent in Danish jazz. It features ten original compositions rich in ideas and ingenuity and a quartet of exciting players from the Scandinavian scene. AT FIRST is a diverse musical universe created around the compositional signature of Søren Gemmer:

“On the majority of the compositions I have merged my love and awe of late romantic and modern classical composers with the improvisation, the sound, and the formal concepts of modern jazz.
When the need to express and deal with the highs and lows of life imposed itself heavily on me a few years ago, I found myself restricted by what I knew as a jazz pianist.”

...focus on melody and harmony together with a certain degree of improvisation. Everything is on a top level, balanced and elaborated. The seemingly simple melodies all have a double bottom which all jazz aficionados and laymen must enjoy. With a production of Chris Weeda you're sure that the sound quality is superb.
Jazzmozaiek
Tracklisting
    • 1
      Russians
       
      04:38
    • 2
      Chords
       
      06:45
    • 3
      Stay Silent
       
      06:04
    • 4
      The One that got Away
       
      06:47
    • 5
      Mellenrummet
       
      06:21
    • 6
      At First
       
      05:40
    • 7
      Shostakovich
       
      05:34
    • 8
      Rhythm's a bitch
       
      04:31
    • 9
      Dear W
       
      05:20
    • 10
      Mørk
       
      03:21
01-01-2013 ILK 2022, Jazzmozaiek, Søren Gemmer, At First
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