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CHILLY GONZALES

SOLO PIANO (2015 Re-Issue)

GENTLE THREAT



LP (WHITE VINYL) + CD

Released: 8th Jun 2015

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Originally released in 2004, Solo Piano is an incredible instrumental album of delicate compositions from notoriously extravagant Berlin-based showman.

The former Chilly Gonzales has a hint of Gershwin in his playing, an urbane, contemplative take on the blues that sometime turns into a wry smile. He also has a hint of Satie, the spare and haunted sound of a music box turning slowly to a halt as it comes to the end of its wind. But what he also has is entirely his own, which not only makes this the best album of solo piano instrumentals by a rapper extant but also one of the finest solo piano albums not by a jazz or classical performer. Obviously, there's a duality to any man who lit up stages with Peaches but also played with and produced Jane Birkin and Charles Aznavour, but Solo Piano is a disarmingly wonderful record.

SOLO PIANO (2015 Re-Issue)

Tracklist

  1. Gogol
  2. Manifesto
  3. Overnight
  4. Bermuda triangle
  5. Dot
  6. Armellodie
  7. Carnivalse
  8. Meischeid
  9. Paristocrats
  10. Gentle Threat
  11. The Tourist
  12. Salon Saloon
  13. Oregano
  14. Basmat
  15. CM Blues
  16. One Note at a Time