Monday, April 08, 2013


Five-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch calls Gregg Kallor’s A Single Noon “the work of an extraordinary pianist, a composer of great distinction and a true conceptualist… This ambitious and unique suite takes us somewhere that is very deeply heartfelt and dazzlingly executed. This is 21st-century music that has clearly absorbed the past and looks to a bright and borderless musical future.” Kallor is the recipient of an Aaron Copeland Award for composition, and is one of ten composers nationwide selected for this prestigious residency. Kallor’s first album, There’s a Rhythm, features his jazz trio with bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest and drummer Kendrick Scott.

A Single Noon is a musical tableau of life in New York City, told through a combination of composed music and improvisation. The nine movements are meant to be evocative snapshots - moments of caffeinated bliss, embarrassing subway mishaps, the buzzing energy of a city driven by dynamic, thoughtful, talented, and slightly crazy people - that coalesce into a more complete story like an album of postcards, or memories. Each movement develops an aspect of the Single Noon theme, and improvisation is incorporated throughout the suite as a commentary on and development of the themes in the music. Tracklist: A Single Noon // Broken Sentences // Night // Straphanger's Lurch //
Found // Espresso Nirvana // Giants // Things to Come // Here Now.

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