Plays Blues, Ballads & Rags

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Paul Jacobs performs works for piano by three contemporary American composers: William Bolcom, Aaron Copland, and Frederic Rzewski. "Jacobs brings Copland's Four Piano Blues and Bolcom's Three Rags to life with idiomatic elegance," says Gramophone. "The premiere recording of Rzewski's Four North American Ballads (written for Jacobs) is unsurpassed in the way Jacobs balances contrapuntal lines within even the thickest textures."

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Paul Jacobs performs works for piano by three contemporary American composers: William Bolcom, Aaron Copland, and Frederic Rzewski. "Jacobs brings Copland's Four Piano Blues and Bolcom's Three Rags to life with idiomatic elegance," says Gramophone. "The premiere recording of Rzewski's Four North American Ballads (written for Jacobs) is unsurpassed in the way Jacobs balances contrapuntal lines within even the thickest textures."

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Recorded June 23 and 24, 1980, at Columbia 30th St. recording studios, New York City

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79006

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1disc
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Paul Jacobs
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Paul Jacobs, piano

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    Paul Jacobs performs works for piano by three contemporary American composers: William Bolcom, Aaron Copland, and Frederic Rzewski. "Jacobs brings Copland's Four Piano Blues and Bolcom's Three Rags to life with idiomatic elegance," says Gramophone. "The premiere recording of Rzewski's Four North American Ballads (written for Jacobs) is unsurpassed in the way Jacobs balances contrapuntal lines within even the thickest textures."

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    MUSICIANS
    Paul Jacobs, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded June 23 and 24, 1980, at Columbia 30th St. recording studios, New York City