Christian Muthspiel

Seaven Teares - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9551-2
  • Barcode: 614427955128
  • German Release: 22/03/2013
  • Genre: Crossover

John Dowlands Renaissancekompositionen im improvisierten Spannungsfeld zwischen Kammermusik und Jazz

No longer available – out of print

Classical music versus jazz. A rigid distinction between composed and improvised music is not only wrong, but also pointless. Improvisation has always been a part of classical music – from baroque to Mozart, although the high esteem of the interpretation in romantic tradition distorted this fact. Similarly, composition and arrangement have always been parts of jazz. Fortunately, in recent years this artificial gap has been overcome by several musicians of both genres. Austrian trombonist, pianist, composer and conductor Christian Muthspiel, who converts the master of English Renaissance music John Dowland (1563-1626) to jazz on his ACT debut “Seaven Teares”, also confirms this fact: “The parallels that become apparent between both styles and eras indicate how significant improvisation is for Dowland’s music.” Christian Muthspiel is the...

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Christian Muthspiel / trombone, piano, e-piano, recorder
Matthieu Michel / trumpet, flugelhorn
Franck Tortiller / vibraphone
Steve Swallow / electric bass

Recording Information

Recorded August 26/27, 2012 by Roland Baumann at TSB, A-Steinakirchen
Mixed by Roland Baumann and Christian Muthspiel at TSB
Mastered by Roland Baumann at TSB,

Music composed and produced by Christian Muthspiel

Cover art by Mary Heilmann, 2010
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