Cyrus Chestnut Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Cyrus Chestnut

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Released on August 31, 2018 by HighNote Records

Main artist: Cyrus Chestnut

Genre: Jazz > Bebop

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Album : 1 disk - 13 tracks Total length : 01:05:53

  1. 1 Golliwog's Cakewalk

    Claude Debussy, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  2. 2 Darn That Dream

    Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist - J. Van Heusen, Composer - E. Delange, Composer Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  3. 3 Gymnopédie No. 1

    Eric Satie, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  4. 4 Entre cloches

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  5. 5 Jimbo's Lullaby

    Claude Debussy, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  6. 6 Father Time

    Cyrus Chestnut, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  7. 7 Lord I Want to Be a Christian

    Traditional, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  8. 8 Son binocle

    Eric Satie, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  9. 9 Smoke on the Water

    I. Paice, Composer - R. Blackmore, Composer - J. Lord, Composer - R. Glover, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist - I. Gillian, Composer Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  10. 10 Gnossienne No. 1

    Eric Satie, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  11. 11 Gymnopédie No. 3

    Eric Satie, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  12. 12 Turkish Rondo

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Cyrus Chestnut, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

  13. 13 Prayer for Claudine

    Cyrus Chestnut, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : HighNote Records, Inc. HighNote Records, Inc.

About

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut is a virtuoso player with deep roots in both spiritual gospel music and harmonically sophisticated jazz. That said, he's also a classically trained artist with a wide-ranging and eclectic taste in music. He brings all of these influences to bear on his nuanced and enveloping 2018 trio date, Kaleidoscope. Joining him are bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Chris Beck, who offer empathetic support throughout. Here, Chestnut has chosen a handful of his favorite classical compositions, including tracks by Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel, which he reworks in his own inimitable jazz style, alongside other standards and his own originals. What's particularly compelling about his choices is just how well the classical songs fit into the jazz trio concept. The Satie selections in particular lend themselves to a jazz approach. Chestnut's languid reading of "Gymnopedie No. 1" has the feel of a hazy summer afternoon, and brings to mind Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts soundtracks. He also turns the composer's "Son Binocle" into a jauntily urbane bossa nova. Elsewhere, he transforms Debussy's "Jimbo's Lullaby" into a bluesy, far-eyed rumination, anchored by a soulful bass solo intro from Wheeler. Similarly engaging is the trio's dramatic, modal jazz take on Ravel's "Entre Cloches," in which Chestnut's spiraling solo swells into a sustained din of reverberating bass notes before returning to the main theme. Conversely, his own songs, like the meditative "Father Time" and the lyrical "Prayer for Claudine," evince a classical feel, displaying his knack for finely attenuated melodies and richly textured harmonics. He splits the difference on his swaggering version of Deep Purple's classic rock anthem "Smoke on the Water," diving into the iconic main theme with Rachmaninov-esque dynamism and then pulling back into a mutative, Eastern-influenced improvisation. ~ Matt Collar

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