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  • August 7, 2019

    Joshua Redman and Brooklyn Rider's Sun on Sand is due October 4 on Nonesuch. The album comprises eight compositions from a suite by composer Patrick Zimmerli. Each piece in the suite, which premiered at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2014, represents a different expression of light. Bassist Scott Colley and drummer Satoshi Takeishi perform as well. Sun on Sand is available to pre-order with an instant download of the album track "Between Dog and Wolf," named for a French expression for dusk.

  • September 19, 2011

    Modern Music, a collaboration between pianists Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli is out this week. The album features pieces written by each of the three musicians as well as works by Reich, Coleman, and Glass, performed by the two pianists in arrangements by Zimmerli. The New York Times says the pianists bring "a high sheen to some choice material." The Financial Times gives the album a perfect five stars. MusicOMH calls it "another fascinating and technically remarkable addition to Mehldau’s body of work." The Guardian, reviewing Mehldau's live show with Chris Thile in London on Friday, says their "musicality and sympathy for each other's emerging ideas made it an unexpected tour de force."

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  • Composer Patrick Zimmerli writes a hybrid of jazz and classical music. He was declared winner of the first annual CLICK People’s Commission from the Colorado Music Festival. Zimmerli’s Modern Music for two pianos was premiered at Carnegie Hall in March 2011 by Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays.

    Zimmerli has written two Piano Concertos, two Piano Trios, numerous solo, chamber, and vocal pieces, and over 40 pieces for his ensemble Emergence, featuring jazz saxophone, string quartet, world percussion, and electronics. In 2009 he completed a large-scale Chamber Symphony for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and a multimedia orchestral piece with video inspired by architecture for the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Other commissions have come from the Ying String Quartet, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Belgian ensemble Octurn. Zimmerli has been performed at MoMA’s Summergarden series and the Guggenheim Museum, on NPR’s Fresh Sounds, and recorded on Arabesque, Blue Note, Songlines, and Koch labels. Awards include the BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers’ Award, Gil Evans Fellowship and the Downbeat Jazz Awards. He teaches at Columbia University.

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Composer Patrick Zimmerli writes a hybrid of jazz and classical music. Zimmerli’s Modern Music for two pianos was premiered at Carnegie Hall in March 2011 by Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays. Zimmerli has written two Piano Concertos, two Piano Trios, numerous solo, chamber, and vocal pieces, and over 40 pieces for his ensemble Emergence, featuring jazz saxophone, string quartet, world percussion, and electronics. He teaches at Columbia University.

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Composer Patrick Zimmerli writes a hybrid of jazz and classical music. He was declared winner of the first annual CLICK People’s Commission from the Colorado Music Festival. Zimmerli’s Modern Music for two pianos was premiered at Carnegie Hall in March 2011 by Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays.

Zimmerli has written two Piano Concertos, two Piano Trios, numerous solo, chamber, and vocal pieces, and over 40 pieces for his ensemble Emergence, featuring jazz saxophone, string quartet, world percussion, and electronics. In 2009 he completed a large-scale Chamber Symphony for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and a multimedia orchestral piece with video inspired by architecture for the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Other commissions have come from the Ying String Quartet, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Belgian ensemble Octurn. Zimmerli has been performed at MoMA’s Summergarden series and the Guggenheim Museum, on NPR’s Fresh Sounds, and recorded on Arabesque, Blue Note, Songlines, and Koch labels. Awards include the BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers’ Award, Gil Evans Fellowship and the Downbeat Jazz Awards. He teaches at Columbia University.

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