Richie Beirach

Round About Bartók - CD | Out Of Print

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9276-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92762 0
  • German Release: 01/04/2000
  • Genre: Crossover, Piano Jazz

"Hier haben sich drei Musiker zusammengefunden, die auf geniale Weise die Sprache beider Welten, die der Klassik und des Jazz, verstehen" (SZ)

"Audiophile" STEREOPLAY Mai 2000
CD des Monats PIANO NEWS Mai '00

Only digitally available

Pianist Richie Beirach and bassist George Mraz have long been major creative forces in the jazz world, while violinist Gregor Huebner has made a career straddling the worlds of classical and jazz music. On Round About Bartók  the three master musicians collaborate with the intention of transposing motifs from  European classical and folk compositions into the improvisatory language of jazz. Such a project has its dangers. Ever since composer Gunther Schuller began experimenting in the late 1950’s with what became known as  "Third Stream" music by bringing improvising jazz musicians into orchestral settings, classical and jazz musicians have been attempting to integrate the two musics with only occasional success. Round About Bartók may be counted as one of those successes; the unique concomitant sensibilities o...

line up

Richie Beirach - Piano
Gregor Hübner - Geige
George Mraz - Kontrabass

Recording Information

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Johannes Wohlleben at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg in December 1999
Produced by Siegfried Loch