GonzalesSolo Piano

Label:No Format – NØF.4, Universal – 98234419
CD, Album, Repress
Genre:Jazz, Classical
Style:Modern Classical, Contemporary Jazz


4Bermuda Triangle1:37
10Gentle Threat3:51
11The Tourist2:53
12Salon Salloon2:09
15C.M Blues4:34
16One Note At A Time2:09

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Standard Jewel Case.
Inset folds out into small, square poster.

Liner notes:
16 Piano themes for left hand accompaniment and right hand melody.
Although they say the piano can create the most colors of any instrument, it is actually black and white, much like an old silent movie. Staring down at my hands, I imagine each piano piece as a shadow against the wall. - Gonzales.

Recorded at Studios Ferber.

Published by Delabel Editions.
℗ 2004 Jason Beck for Gonzocorp.
© 2004 Universal Music S.A.S. France.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02498 23441 9
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SABAM
  • Label Code: LC 00699
  • Matrix / Runout: UNIVERSAL [LOGO] 06024 982 344-1 01 / 51527225
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Mould Text): Made in Germany by EDC G
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L001
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0121

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Solo Piano (CDr, Promo)Universal Music Jazz FrancenoneFrance2004
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Solo Piano (CD, Album, Digipak)No Format, Universal Music Jazz FranceNØF.4, 982 079 5France2004
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Solo Piano (CD, Album, Digipak)No Format, Universal Music Jazz FranceNØF.4, 982 079 5France2004
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Solo Piano (17×File, MP3, WAV, Album, Deluxe Edition)No FormatnoneEurope2004
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Solo Piano (CD, Album)No Format, UniversalNØF.4, 98234419Europe2004


  • TonyLothario's avatar
    Without doubt, this album falls into my top 10, possibly top 5, albums of all time.

    Even though I have had it for a few years now, I keep going back to it at least once a month and it has been a mainstay in my iPod since I bought it.

    Such a beautiful arrangement of melodies from start to finish. Its extremely hard to pick a favorite, it changes all the time, but just now I would go with Armellodie.

    Haunting and brilliant.

    Recommended to anyone that loves music. I dare you to dislike it.
    • mach1ne's avatar
      Edited 12 years ago
      This album from Jason Beck is utterly outstanding in every way. A complete detour from his usual electro/pop sounds into the distant territory of neo-classical, piano and lounge/cabaret music: torch songs without the chanteuse, Satie without the strings. Every track a beauty that reflects not simply his clear mastery of the piano but his doubtless virtuosity at it.

      Economically, however, it was a very brave move and an extremely risky one for him to take because the chances of his existing fan-base appreciating the music were very slim. It is an album that rightfully has to be appreciated on its own merits from start to finish. And by a completely different 'market/consumer' from his normal output.

      But it must be said that the music itself deserves so much respect. Simply him and his piano, and sounds very like the work of Satie although one can hear in there familiar structures stolen and adapted to suit the general mood of the album.

      The overall result is incredibly relaxing. I feel instantly soothed within seconds of pressing play. The production is crystal clear, the piano beautifully recorded, the music emotive.

      And what one can hear is one very, very talented musician indeed. Playing sweet, transcendent music on one of the most beautiful and diverse instruments available to mankind.

      I very highly recommend this to ANYONE, regardless of their 'usual' taste. It is ideal for unwinding, dream music for lovers. And a reminder of life's often elusive beauty.
      • Edited 17 years ago
        Solo Piano provokes strong reactions. These 16 themes for left hand accompaniment and right hand melody either astound listeners with their beauty, disgust them with their perceived pretentiousness or put them to sleep. I find myself in the camp of the SP's admirers. Gonzales is an excellent pianist and the compositions of Solo Piano are quite varied. Though the minimalism of the pieces brings to mind Satie, you can also hear the influence of Gershwin in many of the songs. Gonzales continues to put his $$ where his mouth is, taking his own advice laid out on Gringo Star, to "try to write a f*cking melody for once and quit being such an indie snob pussy." Fans who already knew that original melodies and thoughtful composition are the hallmarks of Gonzales (along with his much heralded prankster rep), won't be suprised by the direction he's taken with Solo Piano.



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