Chris Beier

Piano Works VIII: Aeolian Green - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9757-2
  • Barcode: 614427975720
  • German Release: 28/03/2008
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

Eine wahrhaft „unerhörte“ Musik, die ruhig, aber energetisch fließt und dabei stets neue Farben und Harmonien erfindet.

No longer available – out of print

Whoever believes they have heard everything that jazz and its related musical categories have to offer should listen to the first bars of the title track to Chris Beier’s CD Aeolian Green: they will be confronted with some truly “unheard of” music. Every note is in the aeolian or “natural minor” scale. Nevertheless, there is a bluesy feeling, and a surprisingly compelling strength that you just can’t ignore. In turn, sounding almost like a compatriot of Eric Satie, the composition “Aigues-Mortes” amplifies on jazz’s basic improvisatory approach. Beier has been developing his own original style since the beginning of the 1980’s when he began working as a sideman for such jazz greats as Albert Mangelsdorff, Aladar Pege, Bill Elgart, Jörg Widmoser and John Etheridge, and as member of various groups led by renowned Polish saxophonist Lesze...

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Chris Beier - piano

Recording Information

Recorded by Michael Hanf at Kammermusiksaal der Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg on April 21 and 22, 2007
Mixed by Michael Hanf at Kraftstrom, Würzburg on May 4 and 5, 2007
Masterd by Andreas Balaskas at masterlab, Würzburg, June 18, 2007
Produced by Chris Beier
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch