|Studio album by Eldar Djangirov|
|Released||April 5, 2011|
|Eldar Djangirov chronology|
|All About Jazz|
Three Stories is an album by jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov, released on April 5, 2011, by Sony Masterworks. It is the seventh album released under his name and his first piano solo album, unlike his previous albums usually consisting of jazz trio.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".
Eldar Djangirov, also known as Eldar, is an American jazz pianist. He was born in Kyrgyz SSR, Soviet Union to Tanya and Emil Djangirovof, and is of Volga Tatar and Russian descent. He grew up in Kansas City, MO from the age of 10 and also lived in San Diego, California during his teenage years. As of 2016, he resides in New York City.
Sony Music Masterworks is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. Before the acquisition of Bertelsmann's shares in the former Sony BMG, the label was known as Sony BMG Masterworks.
As being a successful pianist even in his early years, Djangirov has gained undoubted fame as young jazz pianist, as earning 2008 Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Unlike many other musicians who gain the fame in their youth and disappears as they grow, Djangirov has maintained his career and technique, and released his seventh album Three Stories in 2011. The 14 compositions enlisted in the album, each talking about three different stories, classical, standards, and originals, as the album title Three Stories suggests. The title also has another meaning, as "three-movement composition which consists of three musical 'narratives,' each telling a distinct story".
The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album was an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for works containing quality contemporary jazz performances. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more precise term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820, this article is about the broad span of time from before the 6th century AD to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common-practice period. The major time divisions of Western art music are as follows:
In music, a standard is a musical composition of established popularity, considered part of the "standard repertoire" of one or several genres. Even though the standard repertoire of a given genre consists of a dynamic and partly subjective set of songs, these can be identified by having been performed or recorded by a variety of musical acts, often with different arrangements. In addition, standards are extensively quoted by other works and commonly serve as the basis for musical improvisation. Standards may "cross over" from one genre's repertoire to another's; for example, many jazz standards have entered the pop repertoire, and many blues standards have entered the rock repertoire.
By this album, Eldar has demonstrated his definite talent in rearranging those standards in his own melodic way with few essential jazz techniques such as ragtime.When playing classical, Eldar demonstrates his exceptionally speedy and flawless playing with sterility. These ability of Eldar in both jazz and classical brings the comparison of Eldar with Keith Jarrett for creating a work with both classical and jazz influences. These talents are put together to form the originals of Eldar, to distinguish him from other jazz or classical musicians.
Ragtime – also spelled rag-time or rag time – is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918. Its cardinal trait is its syncopated or "ragged" rhythm.
Keith Jarrett is an American jazz and classical music pianist and composer.
There are 3 different facets of the musics in this album: 3 originals, 3 classical pieces, and 8 standards.
This album received many compliments from various media and sources. One reviewer noted that "Three Stories showcases a sense of touch and feel, and a thorough comprehension of the original compositions."Another reviewer asserted that "Three Storiesis certainly jazz piano, but it's the kind that belongs in a recital hall… Djangirov gets to the heart of every song." Also many has credited him not only with extraordinary talent for young musician, but also with the ability to cross the frontier between jazz and classical.
|1.||"I Should Care"||Sammy Cahn||5:12|
|2.||"Prelude In C # Major"||Johann Sebastian Bach||3:58|
|3.||"Darn That Dream"||James Van Heusen||5:50|
|5.||"Etude Op. 2 No.1"||Alexander Scriabin||5:50|
|6.||"In Walked Bud"||Thelonious Monk||4:54|
|7.||"Three Stories"||Eldar Djangirov||5:44|
|8.||"So Damn Lucky"||Dave Matthews||4:18|
|9.||"Embraceable You"||George Gershwin||4:34|
|11.||"Air on a G String"||Bach||2:59|
|13.||"Rhapsody in Blue"||Gershwin||15:00|
|14.||"Donna Lee"||Charlie Parker||3:20|
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