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Solo Piano: The Deluxe Edition [Extra tracks]

Chilly GonzalesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 22, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,895 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Deluxe CD/DVD edition includes bonus DVD. Originally released in 2004, Solo Piano is an incredible instrumental album of delicate compositions from notoriously extravagant Berlin-based showman, Gonzales. Solo Piano: The Deluxe Edition includes the DVD, From Major To Minor, the first long-form video to document the universe of Gonzales. In addition to his acclaimed MC and electro albums, Gonzales (AKA Jason Beck) has an illustrious career as a 'Super Producer,' collaborating with such notables as Feist, Peaches, Mocky, Jamie Lidell, Buck 65 and Jane Birkin. Most recently in May 2009, at theCine13 Theatre in Paris, France, Gonzales broke the world record for the longest solo-artist performance with a total time of 27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds. The highly acclaimed Solo Piano remains Gonzales' best-selling album to date.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Spanish Satie December 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Wait, is this the same crazy Gonzales who is linked to electro-clash artists like Peaches and Miss Kitten? Yup, but on this record, you wouldn't know it. This album of (you guessed it) solo piano tracks recalls the melancholy and beauty of Satie, as well as a bit of Debussy, Rachel's and Modern Jazz Quartet. It's haunting and lovely, and I couldn't (and still can't) get enough of it. Many of the songs have a slightly sinister feel, and sound inherently Spanish, though not being a musicologist I find it difficult to describe how. In my opinion, this is a very important record, and one for lovers of all things romantic (in the Romanticism sense) to fall for.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Gonzales was an electronic producer, a rapper and then he retired (or so he said). However, nobody would've suspected that he would release an amazingly beautiful stripped-down piano based album! That is exactly what this CD is, an album full of beautiful piano music, and one of the best modern piano productions of the 21st century so far! But the story behind Gonzales and his history of music makes this that much more interesting; one can see that his talent does not limit him to one area of music but it is almost limitless. This album is truly magnificent! Listen for yourself...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly, sublimely, purely: blissful August 15, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Someone asked me in a recent conversation, "does a song speak to you but you can't figure out what its saying?" I answered directly referring to Gonzalez' Solo Piano. Paired down to its simplest form, this CD is illuminating in its quiet, low speech. It tells me about the speed of life, and how sometimes, its more than necessary to just hear the keys. Its a mood-altering gem I use for "medicinal purposes" quite often, and in many of the tracks, the sound of the piano's hammers paired with Gonzales' key strokes bring the music's whisper especially to life. Amazingly, the CD envelopes a rainy day at dusk with ease, but somehow manages to be nice for afternoon sunlight.

This is pure enjoyment dotted by Satie's influence throughout.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calming, melodic, playful, and sexy all in one CD March 16, 2008
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Based on reviews via Amazon and sound clips, I purchased this CD last year and it's truly wonderful. It's perfect for listening to in all these typical daily events: reading the Sunday paper, drinking wine and cooking dinner, having a bath, organizing files, having friends for dinner, or just doing nothing!! I really recommend it and plan to find the sheet music to play on piano too. Thanks Amazon for your continued reliable reviews!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice sleeping music! May 14, 2007
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Love this disc. Good to listen to pure piano for a change. Gonzales does create some good melodies though. Not inaccessible at all, but easy to listen too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars relaxing piano music in black and white July 18, 2007
By abe
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The liner notes say that it is like music from a silent movie. I think that that's a pretty good description. I'd say it fits in somewhere between jazz and classical. Pretty distinctive sounding... I heard it on the radio and remembered what time it played and then looked it up on the internet. Thanks kcrw for introducing me to cool music.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS April 11, 2006
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Gonzales delivers on this, most beautiful CD. Really, like the previous reviewer said, "just buy it." You won't be sorry. This is almost a set of etudes. He even posted the sheet music on his website, with a statement that anyone with even a little piano playing ability should be able to learn these pieces- almost sketches, but each with definate form- with only a few hours of practice. (that is if you can read music).

Anyway- this music is sublime, captivating, and also just an amazing group of tracks to listen to while walking. I often listen to it while walking through Central Park in New York City. It has an almost Debussy or Satie like charm and beauty. HIGHLY recommended. Buy the real deal CD too, don't just download the crappy mp3s of it that are floating around.

"16 themes for left hand accompaniment and right hand melody; hear the influence of French piano style (Ravel, Satie) as filtered through Canadian folk and American jazz (Nina Simone, Keith Jarrett) in his-own unique creation. Throughout the album, Gonzales' former job as silent film accompanist shines through."

And if you like this, check out the 2-CD set from TOSCA entitled "Dehli9" - which is an all solo piano set of arrangements, in a similar style. It's also beautiful. And the packaging is devine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely September 10, 2010
By aquabee
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I don't know much about Gonzalez or modern solo piano, but this is just lovely. Quiet, thoughtful, pretty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gonzales Solo Piano
In my opinion, Gonzales is brilliantly talented. He has earned his reputation as "America's Satie. Read more
Published 2 months ago by D Joyce
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!!!!! every song comes a complete experience in your reality and in your imagination. A movie soundtrack to your life. And it's a bit dissonant and off too.
Published 12 months ago by Peter !V
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for relaxing or a rainy day at home
bought this after hearing one tune on a design blog. the whole thing is great and have had a couple friends ask, what is this, as in, it's so great.
Published 16 months ago by evelyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Chilly Gonzales is amazing and everyone should hear his genius. You should definitely buy this and buy his follow up "Solo Piano II" as well.
Published 20 months ago by Nicholas Ibanez
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Before I begin let me just say Im 24 year old guy who listens to HipHop, Pop, Reggaeton but i still have to give credit where credit is due & i wont deny good music. Read more
Published 24 months ago by JohnnyMillan
4.0 out of 5 stars Gonzales is a Master!!
Solo Piano album is a must for every piano player.
Mr. Gonzales is a real master in his style of music.
Enjoy the music.
Published on February 25, 2012 by Amir
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Music.
I had not heard Gonzales prior to picking up his DVD because Feist was in it. The DVD was excellent (sometimes a little crazy, not a fan of his hip hop stuff) and made me want to... Read more
Published on September 28, 2010 by Chong Chong
5.0 out of 5 stars This is wonderful music and Gonzales is a classy artist
This music is so beautiful and I am so thankful that there are still some folks out there actually creating this kind of art. Check it out!
Published on June 29, 2010 by Jeffrey Lebowski
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice music, sound quality is terrible
I'd like to echo another reviewer... the audio quality is really poor. Sounds like it was recorded by sticking a mike inside the piano and hoping for the best - lots of noise and... Read more
Published on May 21, 2010 by William A. Jackson
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, Horrible Quality mp3
This is an excellent album, and one of my favorite to put on when relaxing. However the mp3 download from amazon was horrible quality. Read more
Published on November 19, 2008 by D. Nimocks
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