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Uri Caine - Lutoslawski Quartet

Space Kiss

Release Date: June 3, 2022

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1 Knucklehead (2015)  
2 Space Kiss  
3 Your Eyes Like Doves  
4 Past is Present  
5 Zepcha  
6 Burlesque  
7 Prayer  
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The dialogue between the world of classical music and that of jazz and popular music has been going on for decades. The roots of jazz laid far from the salons of classical music, initially it was classical composers (Stravinsky, Ravel, Milhaud and others) who eagerly referred to a new, fashionable phenomenon. The brilliant George Gershwin built the bridge between popular and classical music. To this day, a lot of jazz artists have endeavored to tackle classical themes. The phenomenal Keith Jarret knows how to connect the two worlds.

The Space Kiss album is an invitation to meet the extraordinary musical personality of Uri Caine, an American classical and jazz pianist and composer. Ha was born in the United States, in Philadelphia, on June 8, 1956. He began playing the piano at the age of seven and at twelve continued his education with the French jazz pianist Bernard Peiffer. In later years, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where George Crumb, one of the most famous representatives of the world’s musical avant-garde, was his mentor. During this period, he also explored the secrets of classical music, while performing in jazz clubs. Thus, already at an early age Uri Caine confronted different musical worlds (jazz, avant-garde, classics), which to this day results in an intriguing, specific style of his work.

On Space Kiss, the pianist is accompanied by the well-known Lutoslawski Quartet.

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