Isadar | The Purple Heart (improvisational solo piano)

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The Purple Heart (improvisational solo piano)

by Isadar

55 minutes of live, uninterrupted, improvisational, solo piano; sounds a lot like Keith Jarrett's "Köln Concert." This album is a memorial and is dedicated to all the people who lost their lives senselessly on September 11, 2001 - Isadar
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. From Cradle To Coffin
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2. Bravery
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3. Numb
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4. Loneliness
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5. Fear
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6. Tragic Dying
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7. By Ear / By Heart / By Soul
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8. Truth
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9. Compulsive Anxiety
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10. Winter
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11. Ice
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12. Snow
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13. New York City Skyline
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The Purple Heart
Isadar
2003 / Mainya Music Entertainment
55’43”

“The Purple Heart” is Isadar’s solo piano tribute and memorial to the people who lost their lives in the 9/11/01 tragedy. Recorded as a 56-minute improvisation on 12/25/02, the music is thoughtful, somber, and quite elegant. There are actually thirteen pieces on the CD, but they segue into each other, making it difficult to tell where one song ends and another begins. This is very definitely NOT a problem, as the album unfolds naturally and organically, asking questions, looking inward, and expressing shock and grief. However, this is not music about only despair or rage. I also hear hope and determination as well as quiet reverence - the strange mix of emotions we all felt during those dark days. Titles include “From Cradle to Coffin,” “Bravery,” “Numb,” “New York Skyline,” and “Truth.” Isadar has a wonderful way of wearing his heart on his musical sleeve, pouring deep emotion and heartfelt expression into his music. The music was recorded in one take, but rather than meandering all over the place, Isadar used recurring themes that make the work cohesive and consistent enough to hold together even after many listens. This is a very strong and passionate work, but it was recorded with a rather quiet voice which allows it to be very comfortable and soothing background music as well as evocative solo piano music for concentrated and focused listening. “Purple Heart” is available as a digital download from www.isadar.com and iTunes.com. Piano sheet music (and software for the Yamaha Disklavier player-piano) is available for all five of his currently available studio albums. Check it out!

Kathy Parsons
MainlyPiano.com
11/20/08


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