Lenny Marcus | The Jazz of Beethoven

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The Jazz of Beethoven

by Lenny Marcus

This unique music brings many classical and jazz influences together in the setting of Beethoven masterpieces, with afro-cuban rhythyms, modal elements, Marcus' innovative interpretations, refreshing, original, and uplifting Jazz of Beethoven!
Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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1. Waldstein One
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2. Waldstein Two
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3. Ode To Joy
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4. Fur Elise
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5. Ecossaise Seven
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6. Pastoral
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7. Moonlight Sonata
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8. Second Moon
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9. Third Moon
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10. The Jazz of Beethoven
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11. Peace For Beethoven
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12. Sonata Pathetique
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13. Second Path
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14. Third Path
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15. Beethoven Blues Walk
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16. Twenty
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Lenny Marcus hails from Wash, DC, but he worked for many years in New Orleans, studying and performing with legends such as Ray Bryant, Ellis Marsalis, Alvin Batiste, and recording with David "Fathead" Newman, Charlie Byrd, Frank Foster, Sonny Fortune, Brian Lynch, Jane Powell and others. His band is a well schooled jazz group. "Their jazz is infectious!" Jazz Times magazine.
Lenny has recorded 18 CD's to date, performed in several international jazz festivals and three New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals, and has had his music featured on the National Weather Channel (many songs over the last several years), NPR's ALL that Jazz and ALL Songs Considered. Two of his songs were finalists in the ISC international song writer's competition.
Lenny's music goes from modern high energy to a more contemplative, meditative approach. In recent years, he began studying Beethoven from stellar classical concert pianist Rebecca Wallenborn, and he has incorporated many of Beethoven's Masterpieces into his inventive and innovative jazz style.
Marcus is a highly trained jazz pianist. His compositions are refreshing and uplifting, and he has been compared to Vince Guaraldi, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Mose Allison, Ray Bryant, and many others. His original melodies and harmonic counterpoints also provide a high potential for film/TV soundtracks.


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Beehive Candy

love this!
This is wonderful, simply wonderful. I love genres getting mixed up and boundaries crossed, I reckon this takes us to a new level!