Juxtaposing the Jazz Pianist’s Recording of Bach’s Iconic “Goldbergs”
With His Own Improvised Variations
Out November 8 On Sunnyside Records
Dan Tepfer has created a kaleidoscopic experience with his solo album Goldberg Variations / Variations, the jazz pianist approaching J.S. Bach‘s masterpiece – one of the classical canon’s most totemic works – as an inspiring font for creativity. Interspersed with his affectionate interpretation of the complete “Goldbergs” are his own improvised variations on Bach’s variations. No Jacques Loussier-style swinging of the classics, Tepfer’s variations are marked by a ruminative joy, spiced with contemporary dissonances and a deep feel for the source as timeless music beyond category.Goldberg Variations / Variations will be released on CD and digitally by Sunnyside Records in the U.S. on November 8th, 2011. In Europe, the album will be issued via Sunnyside/Naïve on November 10th.