Some albums have the subtlest way about drawing listeners in. There’s no showy solos, the melodies are solid and unfussy, volume is measured out in even quantities, and no one particular track really stands out from the pack, and yet, with no defining hook or catch phrase to reel the ear in, the sound of the album’s last note immediately spurs the decision to start the album over again right from the start. Saxophonist Olivier Boge has created one of those albums.
This second album Olivier Bog diffuse soft light of life. This is an album of resurrection entered a dark period for the young composer and multi-instrumentalist. Bog talks about his two main instruments that dominates with equal success: the piano and the saxophone. You hear the song too but not the guitar that dominates beautiful way elsewhere. For The World Begins Today, the composer has surrounded himself with a team that he is faithful companions lives, brothers, participating fully in the musical intimacy for years. Tigran Hamasyan pianist, bassist Sam Minaie and drummer Jeff Ballard.
"…Each gesture, each interpretive nuance – and there are numerous reminders that Innig’s performance is personal and distinct – serves to enhance Messiaen’s faith. So one cannot escape the devout mystery and probity that Rudolf Innig brings in such full measure to the Livre du Saint Sacrement. This performance promises to invigorate the soul." (Fanfare)
Steven Osborne continues his enthralling performances of Messiaen's piano works, with Martin Roscoe joining him for the two-piano Visions de l'Amen. The two of them are flawlessly matched in their strength, control, and range of expression, even though for much of the work the two piano parts are largely independent. They move together from twinkling, distant starlight passages to powerful, brilliant solar flare-like passages. Osborne and Roscoe, although painting large pictures in the seven movements, demand that attention be paid to the details in the music.
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