John Melcher | Play the Piano Drunk

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Play the Piano Drunk

by John Melcher

A wild, raucous & often funny collection of songs on texts of poet Charles Bukowski, for male voice & an "orchestra” that includes electric guitar & bass, a huge percussion arsenal and 6 keyboardists, about drinking, women & the creative process.
Genre: Avant Garde: Classical Avant-Garde
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1. Prelude (feat. Steve Thornton & Andrew Hagerman) John Melcher
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2. Christmas Eve Alone (feat. Paul Amrod) John Melcher
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3. This Poet (feat. Paul Amrod) John Melcher
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4. You Beast (feat. Paul Amrod & Steve Thornton) John Melcher
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5. My Piano (feat. Paul Amrod) John Melcher
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6. Play the Piano Drunk (feat. Paul Amrod) John Melcher
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7. The Composer John Melcher
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8. Beer Is All There Is (Feat. Andrew Hagerman & Paul Amrod) John Melcher
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9. Schoolgirls (feat. Paul Amrod, Steve Thornton & Andrew Hagerman) John Melcher
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10. The Girls We Followed Home (feat. Paul Amrod) John Melcher
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11. Nights You Fight Best (feat. Paul Amrod) John Melcher
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12. Once Young (feat. Paul Amord) John Melcher
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13. A Good Poem (feat. Paul Amrod & Andrew Hagerman) John Melcher
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14. Fugue (Fingers Begin To Bleed) (feat. Steve Thornton) John Melcher
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15. Variations on a Drunk Piano (Paul Amrod) Paul Amrod
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The main work on this album is John Melcher’s composition “Play the Piano Drunk”, a wild, raucous and often funny collection of songs on texts of American poet Charles Bukowski. Written for male voice and a modern “chamber orchestra” that includes electric guitar and bass, a huge percussion arsenal and up to six keyboard players, the 12 songs touch on subjects such as drinking, women, the creative process and growing old, sometimes all at once.

They are preceded by an instrumental Prelude, and followed by a six-voice Fugue where all the stops are pulled out. Vocalist Paul Amrod provides a bonus track, the jazzy “Variations on a Drunk Piano” for piano solo.


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