Rich Pellegrin

Solitude: Solo Improvisations

OA2 22189

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Moments of absolute bliss. . . .Pellegrin does as the great pianists do, providing encouragement and graceful touches in the background, before jumping forward to take solos that are by turns florid and cracked, balletic and modern.
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Having released three powerful, boundary-crossing quintet records over the past decade, Rich Pellegrin turns to a small historic church, a piano, and an abundance of open time for "Solitude," a set of contemplative improvisations. Recorded at Whidbey Island's charming Langley Methodist Church, near Seattle, Pellegrin captures the spirit of place in these times, exploring the wide-open spaces of the mind and reconnecting with water, mountains and forest. The piano itself, a relic with its own idiosyncrasies and character, is another personality in the performance as its creaks and exhortations suggest paths for the performance to wander. With "Solitude," an accomplished musical mind with far-reaching intentions offers the freedom to just "be."


Track Listing:

SET ONE
1 Improvisation I 1:44
2 Improvisation II 1:48
3 Improvisation III 0:48
4 Improvisation IV 1:11
5 Improvisation V 1:22
6 Improvisation VI 1:06
7 Improvisation VII 1:47
8 Improvisation VIII 1:34
9 Improvisation IX 1:09
10 Improvisation X 1:54
11 Improvisation XI 6:27

SET TWO
12 Improvisation XII 2:25
13 Improvisation XIII 1:11
14 Improvisation XIV 1:06
15 Improvisation XV 1:36
16 Improvisation XVI 2:04
17 Improvisation XVII 0:50
18 Improvisation XVIII 1:19
19 Improvisation XIX 3:11
20 Improvisation XX 1:03
21 Improvisation XXI 2:35
22 Improvisation XXII 1:22
23 Improvisation XXIII 0:54
24 Improvisation XXIV 2:10
25 Improvisation XXV 1:20

Performers:

Rich Pellegrin - piano

Production Info:

Produced by Rich Pellegrin
Recorded by Rich Pellegrin at
Langley United Methodist Church,
Langley, WA, Summer, 2019
Mixed & Mastered by Rob Boullion,
assisted by Caleb Alexander at
LinderVox Sound, Columbia, MO
Cover design & layout by John Bishop










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