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KEVIN HAYS · VARIATIONS

· Abercrombie, John
· Alessi, Ralph
· Altekamp, Sebastian
· Anderson, Jay
· Andrzejewski, Max
· Antoniou, Giorgos
· Arends, Fabian
· Backhaus, Tobias
· Baron, Joey
· Beets, Marius
· Berne, Tim
· Bernstein, Peter
· Black, Jim
· Blake, Seamus
· Boehlee, Karel
· Borel, Pierre
· Brodbeck, Jean-Paul
· Burgwinkel, Jonas
· Böhm, Rainer
· Carrothers, Bill
· Cheek, Chris
· Chisholm, Hayden
· Copland, Marc
· Cowherd, Jon
· de Fatima, Maria
· del Fra, Riccardo
· Delius, Tobias
· Dell, Christopher
· di Gioia, Roberto
· Dixon, Ben
· Donkin, Phil
· Egli, Dominic
· Enders, Johannes
· Foster, Al
· Friedrich, Jürgen
· Fuhr, Dietmar
· Gille, Sebastian
· Gisler, Fabian
· Goldings, Larry
· Goldsby, John
· Graupe, Ronny
· Gress, Drew
· Hagans, Tim
· Harris, Sam
· Hart, Billy
· Hays, Kevin
· Hébert, John
· Heise, Julius
· Held, Pablo
· Hirshfield, Jeff
· Hoenig, Ari
· Hollander, Rick
· Hollenbeck, John
· Kaufmann, Achim
· Kent, Oliver
· Kimbrough, Frank
· Klein, Niels
· Kolli, Valdi
· Konitz, Lee
· Kruemmling, Martin
· Landfermann, Robert
· Landolf, Domenic
· Lang, Walter
· Lauer, Johannes
· le Fleming, Orlando
· Lewis, Victor
· Liebman, Dave
· Lillinger, Christian
· Maddren, James
· Martucci, Tony
· Meinhold, Niko
· Moreno, Tony
· Moreno, Joyce
· Moreno, Mike
· Moret, Patrice
· Motian, Paul
· Murodate, Aya
· Mutzke, Menzel
· Nuss, Hubert
· Nussbaum, Adam
· O'Mara, Peter
· Olah, Ernö
· Osby, Greg
· Palesano, Antonio
· Pallemaerts, Dré
· Peacock, Gary
· Pechlof, Kathrin
· Penman, Matt
· Peuker, Peter
· Pichler, Matthias
· Poor, Ted
· Potratz, Oliver
· Radley, Nate
· Raible, Claus
· Rainey, Tom
· Rieser, Dan
· Rifflet, Silvain
· Riley, John
· Roelofs, Joris
· Rohrer, Samuel
· Rosato, Rick
· Ross, Florian
· Rossy, Jorge
· Rueckert, Jochen
· Ruocco, John
· Rückert, Thomas
· Saito, Taiko
· Schlamb, Peter
· Scholly, Norbert
· Schouten, Koen
· Schrijner, Marie-José
· Schröder, John
· Schröteler, Daniel
· Schumacher, Pascal
· Scofield, John
· Scott, Ryan
· Seizer, Jason
· Serierse, Marcel
· Shepik, Brad
· Sieverts, Henning
· Spallati, Igor
· Speed, Chris
· Stabenow, Thomas
· Steffens, Liesbeth
· Steidle, Oliver
· Stein, Bastian
· Stemeseder, Elias
· Stewart, Bill
· Stillman, Loren
· Street, Ben
· Taborn, Craig
· Taylor, John
· Terzic, Dejan
· Thuillier, Françoise
· Thys, Nicolas
· Turner, Mark
· Vallon, Colin
· van Gelder, Ben
· Verheyen, Robin
· Versace, Gary
· Webber, Anna
· Weber, Florian
· Weidenmueller, Johannes
· Weidner, Christian
· Weinrib, Craig
· Weiss, Doug
· Werner, Kenny
· Westergaard, Jonas
· Wogram, Nils
· Wylie, James

· 12 Miniatures
· A Night at the Village Vanguard
· Aliens Deliberating
· Alone
· Alone Together
· Am I Asking Too Much?
· Amateur Dentist
· Another Place
· Anthem
· Ashiya
· Ballads
· Beautiful Lily
· Blackbird
· Blind Date
· Blue In Green
· Breve
· Castaways
· Cats and Dogs
· Charm Offensive
· Choral
· Cinema Paradiso
· Crosstalk
· Diegesis
· Don't Blame Me
· Double Quartet
· Dream Boogie
· Dust Of Doubt
· Elders
· Every Hour of the Light and Dark
· Fair Way
· Family Life
· Feed The Birds
· Five on One
· For Promotion Only - Vol. 1
· Forest of Oblivion
· Glow
· Grund
· Home Row
· I Love Paris
· Imaginarium
· Incandescence
· Insight
· Joy Spring
· Juvenile
· Keep Your Sunny Side Up
· Koko
· Kyrill
· Later
· Lineage
· Lotus Blossom
· Mechanism
· Mirage
· Modinha - NYTR Vol. 1
· Monosuite
· Music
· New Brighton
· Night Whispers - NYTR Vol. 3
· Night Will Fall
· Percussive Mechanics
· Poesia
· Pollock
· Ramshackle Serenade
· Recondita Armonia
· Refraction
· Reprise
· Seismo
· Serendipity
· Sir Lemuel's Dance
· Skylark
· Solstice
· Some Love Songs
· Some More Love Songs
· Somewhere Meeting Nobody
· Soprano
· Space Squid
· Speak to Me
· Spoom
· Starbound
· Stay There
· Stella
· Symmethree
· Symmetry
· The Best Is Yet To Come
· The Book of Colours
· The Inward Song
· The Melody
· The Sky Inside
· The Trio Meets John Scofield
· The White Belt
· Time Being
· Trio Live
· Variations
· Verivyr
· Viktor
· Virgo
· Voices - NYTR Vol. 2
· Wanderlust
· Winter Fruits

· 12 Miniatures
· A Night at the Village Vanguard
· Aliens Deliberating
· Alone
· Alone Together
· Am I Asking Too Much?
· Amateur Dentist
· Another Place
· Anthem
· Ashiya
· Ballads
· Beautiful Lily
· Blackbird
· Blind Date
· Blue In Green
· Breve
· Castaways
· Cats and Dogs
· Charm Offensive
· Choral
· Cinema Paradiso
· Crosstalk
· Diegesis
· Don't Blame Me
· Double Quartet
· Dream Boogie
· Dust Of Doubt
· Elders
· Every Hour of the Light and Dark
· Fair Way
· Family Life
· Feed The Birds
· Five on One
· For Promotion Only - Vol. 1
· Forest of Oblivion
· Glow
· Grund
· Home Row
· I Love Paris
· Imaginarium
· Incandescence
· Insight
· Joy Spring
· Juvenile
· Keep Your Sunny Side Up
· Koko
· Kyrill
· Later
· Lineage
· Lotus Blossom
· Mechanism
· Mirage
· Modinha - NYTR Vol. 1
· Monosuite
· Music
· New Brighton
· Night Whispers - NYTR Vol. 3
· Night Will Fall
· Percussive Mechanics
· Poesia
· Pollock
· Ramshackle Serenade
· Recondita Armonia
· Refraction
· Reprise
· Seismo
· Serendipity
· Sir Lemuel's Dance
· Skylark
· Solstice
· Some Love Songs
· Some More Love Songs
· Somewhere Meeting Nobody
· Soprano
· Space Squid
· Speak to Me
· Spoom
· Starbound
· Stay There
· Stella
· Symmethree
· Symmetry
· The Best Is Yet To Come
· The Book of Colours
· The Inward Song
· The Melody
· The Sky Inside
· The Trio Meets John Scofield
· The White Belt
· Time Being
· Trio Live
· Variations
· Verivyr
· Viktor
· Virgo
· Voices - NYTR Vol. 2
· Wanderlust
· Winter Fruits

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There is a lot to discover in and behind Kevin Hays' piano solo music. It is music that appears to be classical yet deeply breathes in the spirit of jazz. It is the music of a jazz improviser who integrates the vocabulary of various epochs of piano music in an exceptionally natural way, transforming it into a distinctive musical language. Kevin Hays is a musician with an enormous gift for the unusual who creates a fascinatingly integral whole out of a multiplicity of idioms.


Awards:

Stereo (Germany):
musical performance: 1/2
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Audio (Germany):
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FonoForum (Germany):
musical performance: 1/2
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Concerto (Austria)
The Irish Times
Jazz'n'More (Switzerland)
Kevin Hays · Variations

Kevin Hays piano


  
Variations on a Theme by Schumann I

  
Bluetude I

  
The Dervish of Harlem I

  
Song for the Amiable Child I

  
Contrapunctus I

  
Rumi's View I

  
Countermyth I

  
Rhyming Game I

  
The Dervish of Harlem II

  
Countermyth II

  
Langsam

  
The Long Line

  
Song for the Amiable Child II

  
Countermyth III

  
Variations on a Theme by Schumann II

  
Bluetude II

  
Rhyming Game II

  
Countermyth IV

  
Rumi's View II

  
Contrapunctus II

  
Song for the Amiable Child III

  
The Dervish of Harlem III

  
Bluetude III

  
Variations on a Theme by Schumann III

© 2011 Pirouet Records

Art.-No: PIT3059
EAN-code: 4-260041-180598

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PRESS QUOTES
"On the whole, Variations tends to lean toward the modern classical side of music, with improvisatory creationism being its one and only true link to jazz, but labeling is beside the point. Variations is pure pianism on parade." (Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz)

"With their taut, imaginative beauty, they also share this gifted improviser's rigorous refusal to dwell for long on any one variation." (Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times)

"Overall, the music on Variations is tautly focused and bracing ... But, with respect, I'd have to say that Hays' disc possesses a brilliance on its own terms." (Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen)

"Touching on everything from Baroque to late Romantic to contemporary classical, Hays applies his own jazz-honed techniques to small gems that may be partially or wholly improvised. Either way, they're consistently engaging, nearly all giving way to surprising musical depths despite their brevity." (Philip Booth, Jazz Times)