Quentin Tolimieri: Piano (pfMENTUM, 2016)

November 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Quentin Tolimieri: Piano

Quentin Tolimieri: Piano

Crazy, mega-fractured piano compositions. Very Conlon Nancarrow-sounding, except I don’t think these are player piano pieces. Very choppy and rapid, and seemingly defies any logic of time signatures or rhythms, but there’s clearly melodies and themes and a sense of structure holding it all together. A cover of “On Green Dolphin Street” is a bit more straightforward and less jumbled, but the version of Thelonious Monk’s “Well You Needn’t” is bonkers (but still recognizable). Mindblowing, and also tons of fun. On Bandcamp, although the cover versions aren’t available to stream.

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