Tim is one of my biggest influences, has one of the most incredible harmonic languages of anyone I've met, and can make an 80 year old piano sound like a Steinway.
Favorite track: First movement (RVW).
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PDF of cover and liner notes also included.
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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Once again packaged in cardboard gatefold sleeve, with design by Cheryl Orsini and liner notes by Tim Stevens. Released on Rufus Records. This is a second pressing of the album and as such is neither signed nor numbered, but comes in bio-degradable shrink-wrap. Bonza.
Includes unlimited streaming of I'll tell you later
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The difficult third solo piano album, following 'Freehand' (2002) and 'Life's undertow' (2012). Initially presented in May 2014 in the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre, in a recital entitled 'Reimagining the Sacred', and now recorded, mixed and mastered at Pughouse Studios, Thornbury, this program draws on music with which I became acquainted in my childhood. Improvisations deal with or move towards composed selections drawn from the hymnal or the liturgy, and the disc winds up (almost) with a Bach fugue. Very personal music - probably my most personal so far - because of the depth of my association with the written material, the length of time I have spent in its company, and my reflection on the relationship between what happened then and what happens now.
Andrew Ford writes:
'It's like a musical autobiography - or a memoir, at least... There's so much to say. There's not a note that seems extraneous here; source materials [are treated] with such respect and yet [pulled] apart unsparingly before [being put] back together. The Bach is a remarkably bold inclusion - brave, too...but beautifully played if I may say so. And The King's Highway is amazing: simultaneously ridiculous and (for some reason) astonishingly touching.'
released April 9, 2015
Tim Stevens, piano
Music by Tim Stevens, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Wood, John Ireland, Jacob Vaet, William Mathias, J. S. Bach and Leslie Coward
Produced by Tim Stevens
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Niko Schauble at Pughouse Studios
Design by Cheryl Orsini
Executive producer Tim Dunn