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New Blues from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia & Africa
Marcel Worms has already been engaged for a long time in the modern-classical repertory which has been influenced by jazz. Because of the prominent position of the Blues in jazz it seemed an attractive idea to him to commission a number of Dutch composers to write him a Blues or blueslike piece.
The first series of Blues was ready by the end of 1996 and was premiered at the BIMHUIS, the foremost jazz stage in Amsterdam. From then on composers from countries where Marcel Worms gave concerts were also invited to write a contribution to the project. A second series of Blues from different countries was premiered in the Icebreaker, Centre for modern music in Amsterdam in December 1997. At this moment there are some 180 new Blues from about 50 different countries. In almost all of these countries Marcel Worms has performed his blues program. From them one can get an idea of what the Blues means nowadays for the contemporary composer. From the comparison of Blues by composers from different countries the different cultural backgrounds will reveal themselves quite clearly.
Most of the Blues are composed note by note but in some of them the performer is supposed to improvise.
In coproduction with Deutschlandfunk/Peermusical Classical
CALEIDOSCOOP A lively and extremely intriguing 'radio play' that can be enjoyed endlessly. Jan Willem Broek
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PLATOMANIA Pianist Michel Worms has long been fascinated by blues structures, and in 1996 he asked a large number of Dutch composers to write work inspired by the blues. This CD is the sequel, this time with surprising contributions from Armenia, Sudan, Tunisia and of course America, England and the Netherlands. The result is indeed boundless. Henri Drost
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KLASSIEKE ZAKEN The cd Blues Beyond Borders is again a joy to listen to. A favourite track? So far every day another track. And that's a good sign. Paul Janssen
read the full review (Dutch)KLASSIEKE ZAKEN - a joy to listen to
|2||Abdalah El Masri-J'Imali Wali|
|3||Chris Gendall-Where it hits|
|5||Mohamed Ali-Kammoun-Blues TŻran|
|6||Allan Segall- Nine Eleven + Five (an elegy)|
|7||Renť Uijlenhoet-Halliburton Blues|
|8||Jana Andreevska-Scattered Bllues|
|9||Rafet RudŪ-Pristinha Blues|
|10||Nikolas Sibicky-Blues for Zephyr|
|12||Jack Body-Mary-Lou's dream|
|13||Mikhael Kokzhayev-Blues in the shape of an apricot Tree|
|14||Elizabeth Austin-Waitin' and Wailin' Blues|
|15||Alan Mills-White Black Blues|
|16||Andrť Smith-Hidden Blues|
|17||Ali Osman-Afro-Arab Blues|
|18||Juan MarŪa Solare-RED (a deconstructed blues)|
|19||Joey Roukens-Blues on a bright background|