Eyran Katsenelenbogen | It's Reigning Kats & Dogs & Bogen

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It's Reigning Kats & Dogs & Bogen

by Eyran Katsenelenbogen

Timeless renditions of jazz solo piano masterpieces inspired by Ellington (Caravan, Perdido), Monk (Ask Me Now), McKenna (Dream A Little Dream), Tatum / Waller (Ain't Misbehavin'), Fitzgerald (How High The Moon) & Jarrett (You Don't Know What Love Is)
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Fabian / Gus / Wilbur)
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2. Ain't Misbehavin' (Razaf / Waller / Brooks)
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3. You Don't Know What Love Is (De Paul / Raye)
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4. Blussette (Gimbel / Thielemans)
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5. Ask Me Now (Monk)
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6. Caravan (Ellington / Mills / Tizol)
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7. Try To Remember (Jones / Schmidt)
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8. How High The Moon (Hamilton / Lewis)
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9. Perdido (Tizol / Langsfelder / Drake)
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10. The River Is Wide (American Folk / Arr. Eyran Katsenelenbogen)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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It's Reigning Kats & Dogs & Bogen features critically acclaimed jazz solo pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen's interpretations of well known Jazz Classics. It showcases his influences and inspiration by key jazz figures: Ellington (Caravan and Perdido), Monk (Ask Me Now), McKenna (Dream A Little Dream), Tatum and Waller (Ain't Misbehavin'), Fitzgerald (How High The Moon) and Jarrett (You Don't Know What Love Is).

The CD is encompassing Swing, Stride and Bebop styles, while retaining a highly original sound. It serves as an important landmark in Eyran's exhilarating musical journey, beginning with tonal improvisation (Jazzonettes, 1989), and continuing with explorations of popular songs (One Time, 1992) and a recent excursion into the realms of free improvisation (Formation, 2000). Recorded at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto. Eyran is playing a 1968 New York Steinway 9-foot Model D concert grand piano.


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Jim Goodwin

This artist plays music in a way that makes me pay attention.
Every time I play this c.d. people ask me about the artist and where I got the c.d. His style is easy to listen. While familiar, his personality comes through. I find it very enjoyable.

Jazzreview.com

Eyran’s interpretations are unique and highly personalized
Eyran’s sound is deeply rooted in the piano tradition of the first half of the twentieth century. This approach has produced a richly textured sound much in the concert style of George Gershwin and Dana Suesse. His playing is sparing in its use of common bop and swing elements, but reflects a good deal of listening to early jazz piano masters like Art Tatum and Fats Waller. Traces of modern stylists like Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett also pop up from time to time.

Eyran’s choice of material bides well with his dense harmonies and delicate multi-note runs. All of the selections are standards or traditional melodies. Though the tunes cover a lot of well-know ground, Eyran’s interpretations are unique and highly personalized, spanning the range from the somber, reflective “Ask Me Now” (one of Thelonius Monk’s lesser known but outstanding ballad compositions) to an infectious stride romp through Ellington’s classic “Perdido”. Another nod to Ellington is “Caravan”, done here in a medium tempo funky style. Eyran’s performance makes one wonder what a modern-era pianist like Gershwin would have done with later swing and bop compositions, as he effortlessly switches between funky verses and a stride bridge.

Dave Nathan, for All Music Guide

Katsenelenbogen recalls Tatum not only stylistically but technically as well.
Katsenelenbogen recalls Tatum not only stylistically but technically as well. He has the same complete command of the keyboard, unerring sense of rhythm, and improvisational inventiveness the master jazz pianist possessed... These traits... make for as interesting an excursion in the realm of pianism as has been released...

Jazz Hot Magazine

One should commend the undeniable qualities of this young composer
One should commend the undeniable qualities of this young composer, who knows how to turn the listener to a loyal companion for a journey on which one meets Bartok, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and the virtuosity of classical music -Horowitz, Pollini...

D. Oscar Groomes, for O's Place Jazz Newsletter

His fingers dance across the keys like butterflies floating in the breeze
This is very entertaining Jazz Solo Piano

LMNOP.com

Classy and genuine.
This man has a way of taking a tune and sparking it with his own imagination in a manner that is unique and compelling.

Frank Rubolino, for Cadence Magazine

You cannot help but be moved by his performance
Eyran is a passionate man who feels deeply, and he has the talent to express those feelings trough his playing as well as his writing.