MP3 Jon Mutchler - La Place Sur La Mer (The Place by the Sea)
Jon Mutchler''s expertise and proficiency in jazz, classical, popular, and New Age music blend together in a unique and creative fusion of exciting solo piano work.
13 MP3 Songs in this album (70:34) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Piano Jazz, NEW AGE: Solo Instrumental
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La Place Sur La Mer (The Place by the Sea) is Jon’s most creative and original album to date. Six original compositions are added to his own inspired interpretations of works by Gershwin, George Harrison, and others.
La Place was a project inspired by a special oceanside getaway on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula owned by Jon’s sister. It is called La Place Sur La Mer (https://www.tradebit.com). Each song on the album has its own story as to why it was included.
The music is creative, melodic, rhythmic, colorful, and surprising at times. Whether you love jazz, classical, or new age music, this will make a unique and treasured addition to your library.
The title track is warm and magical, and makes use of the whole range of the piano.
Summer Breeze opens up into a nice improv section by Mutchler.
Freshwater Bay at Twilight is a beautiful little ostinato piece that captures the feeling of the title with a beautiful melody and dance-like improvisations around the piano keys.
Lyndee’s Garden is warm and majestic and puts you into the mood of the whole album.
Orca: Black and White is perhaps the m most interesting piece on the album. Mutchler has included the Bb minor prelude from Bach’s WTC Book One and then uses it’s theme as melodic and harmonic material for the rest of the piece. The middle section might be called “prepared piano” but is simply the use of the inside of the piano to create aquatic sounds. The main part of the piece, part 3, is deep and haunting, but wonderful to listen to.
Sunrise, Sunset is fast and rhythmic and betrays Mutchler’s love of Chick Corea. I Love’s You Porgy uses some interesting and original changes by Mutchler
Description of the other songs can be found on the liner notes.