John Stetch ‎– Ukrainianism

Label:
Justin Time ‎– JUST 187-2
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

1 Rye, Not Wheat! 6:06
2 Kolomeyka Fantasy 6:07
3 Harmony In The Family 4:05
4 Zabava 8:26
5 Famine 5:52
6 Carpathian Blues 5:27
7 Sitting By The Window 3:30
8 Savela 4:31
9 Children of Chornobyl 4:22

Credits

Notes

The album is dedicated to the memory of Savella Stechishin (1903-2002).
Recorded Dec.29th and 30th, 2001 at Threefold Auditorium, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

From the liner notes:
Zabava (track 4) translates to "playful dance-party".
All compositions by John Stetch except 1, 3, 7 traditional, arranged by John Stetch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 68944 01872 7
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L387
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6000

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SGordB

SGordB

September 24, 2016
edited 10 months ago

Wow. Listening to this now for the first time. I'd never heard of Stetch until a few days ago when he made a cameo as a client of a master piano technician featured in a terrific book called "Grand Obsession." I looked Stetch up so I could hear the technician's (Marc Wienert) handiwork. The handiwork is great (phat, crunchy, smoky Steinway, per Stetch's preference), but what a pleasant surprise to find that so is Stetch's playing on this and other albums I'm also discovering online. Ukrainianism is very original, engaging and accessible solo piano work in a melodic, percussive, exploratory post-jazz kind of style.