Now We Are Here ()

Stephen Grew

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Release Date:  24 May 2024

Label:  Discus Music

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078011523

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    These pieces in many ways, notwithstanding live performances on other pianos and many hours on a weighted electronic keyboard, are the culmination of ten years' work on one particular piano, a Kawai model 2A, this piano resides at Lancaster Baptist Church, Lancaster, in the north of England. I have found this instrument a real challenge to play, its action is particularly unyielding, so my efforts to work with this beautiful instrument have brought out a broad and joyful range of inventions; incorporating many different patterns, timbres, rapid fire techniques and mysterious changes in dynamic mood, which I have invented and have soaked into my muscle memory. It's this attempt to discover something new coupled with decades of tactile exploration that plays a large role in shaping the music. I learn more and more about playing the piano and how far I can develop my individual techniques, compositional skills, and how to bring about something worthwhile and exciting!

    Stephen Grew: piano

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Now we are Here
      • 2. Raw Energy, High Charge
      • 3. Again 1
      • 4. Not so Again 2
      • 5. Passion in the Keys - the miracle of mechanical ingenuity
      • 6. Secret Worlds