& FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Rhapsody and Dedication has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
Please enter a valid US zip code.
+ $4.57 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by emwarehouse
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: disc(s) look(s) and plays great, disc(s) is(are) clean. Satisfaction guaranteed. Everyday Music selling in Portland, Oregon for over 15 years.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Rhapsody and Dedication

Audio CD | CD Single

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Audio CD, Single, November 24, 2009
"Please retry"
$16.49 $3.99
$16.49 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

I'm pleased to present this performance for piano solo, which is my first studio recording in seven years. Time has brought some new approaches to the music, and strengthened my ties to the past. I remain indebted to the work of Béla Bartók, Ferruccio Busoni, and my late friend Andrew Hill, who encouraged me during an extended absence from performance. These disparate influences have yielded a program replete with contrasts; from episodic neoclassical structure to more open, improvisatory forms. The near-liturgical cycle, Rhapsody & Dedication, was written in memory of my bassist colleague, James Edmiston (1957-2007), who worked tirelessly with me in several groups, and in some of the most challenging environments imaginable. Jim was blessed with a powerful musical imagination, and perfect pitch. I could riff out something and heíd immediately play it back, beautifully harmonized. Somehow, he always found a way to creatively interact with the music, no matter how unusual. His listening skills were exemplary. Over time, I learned to not direct him; he always worked best with minimal input from me. Prologue, The Monks, and The Eternal Spirit are metaphors of Jimís Buddhist faith. The Abyss is based on compound interval sequences with oblique references to diatonic harmony. Forlane is a more conventional dance form with roots in French classical music. Fantasy on a theme by Domenico Scarlatti is an attempt to capture something about that composer; compound modes and counterpoint based on a key center in F-sharp. Tarantella / Scherzo, the contrasting finale, owes a lot to Bartók and Busoni, and is an exploration of this 1885 Steinwayís percussive resources. Portrait of Yoko is dedicated to a friend from Nishi-Shinjuku, whose insight and benevolence inspired this unusual form. An essentially simple, declaratory phrase leads to extended polyphonic variations. Abstractions is an exploration of some favorite harmonies; an intersection of the diatonic and chromatic. The rhythmically challenging Zhong Wen was written for my five year old daughter, Julia, who continues to study Mandarin. The pan-tonal signature piece Beijing Girl concludes the program.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rhapsody and Dedication
  2. Portrait of Yoko
  3. Abstractions
  4. Zhong Wen
  5. Beijing Girl

Product details

  • Audio CD (November 24, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Single
  • ASIN: B00320J8TY
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,230,799 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Rhapsody and Dedication
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Rhapsody and Dedication

Look for similar items by category