Piano Day 2017

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.

Piano Day 2017: Algorithmics by Sergio Díaz De Rojas

Artwork by  Marin Blanc

Artwork by Marin Blanc

Moderna Records is a growing global family that promotes and supports talented artists with unique voices and compositional styles, affording each artist the chance to share their vision and gain new opportunities to collaborate with other like-minded musicians.

Algorithmics, their brand new compilation of piano pieces, is the perfect example of that. Inspired by geometry and rhythm, these eight tracks composed by artists all over the world let us enjoy piano music in a very interesting way, from the composition techniques used by each musician —Daigo Hanada's arpeggios or Levi Patel's simple progressions and melody— to their manners of treating the piano —Ed Carlsen's programming or Sebastian Morawietz' electronic elements.

Besides the previously mentioned artists, Algorithmics counts with the participation of Tambour, Tim Linghaus, Matt Emery and Danny Mulhern, and was released in celebration of Piano Day 2017.

Download and stream Algorithmicson Bandcamp.