Piano Day 2017: Sentimental Waltzes by Jameson Nathan Jones / by Sergio Díaz De Rojas

A few days ago, pianist and composer Jameson Nathan Jones released Sentimental Waltzes, a collection of three piano pieces heavily inspired by Valses nobles et sentimentales, a suite of waltzes composed and published in 1911 by Maurice Ravel.

Nathan Jones remembers being struck by the incredible craftsmanship in those seemingly simple pieces and has always wanted to create a set of his own intimate piano waltzes. Thus, his Sentimental Waltzes were born, 6 minutes of music that will make you want to travel to the early 20th century Paris. Each of these waltzes exists on its own, but the themes from each one return in the final movement to tie the whole set together, which was recorded in one take for a very raw, live experience.

Sentimental Waltzes was composed for Piano Day 2017 and recorded in one sitting at the historic First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS.

Stream and download Sentimental Waltzes on Bandcamp.