A Better Place

Format: CD
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Label: Prophone
Availability: In Stock
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Star pianist and acclaimed composer Joel Lyssarides releases new album. "Joel's compositions are small masterpieces that he performs with a virtuosity and timing I haven't heard in Sweden for a long time, if ever" wrote Johan Norberg about pianist Joel Lyssarides' debut album, "Dreamer", which now has over 2.5 million streams on Spotify. The sequel, "A Better Place", is a conversation with Esbjörn Svensson, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett with inspiration from Bach and Rachmaninov. "The creative process of this album was very different from my previous one, where I could pick and choose from songs that I had had years to complete. This time the music was created during mere hours over the course of a few evenings. There is a magic in the moment when improvising that I’ve found difficult to recreate afterwards. ”A Better Place” consists mostly of written down improvisations and then recorded with the trio without further processing. I think one tends to make better musical decisions on the spot, instead of at the desk where time is unlimited.”

1. Vilse
Length: 01:38
2. Circling
Length: 03:04
3. Walking Tune
Length: 05:22
4. Still
Length: 02:11
5. Eon
Length: 03:56
6. Wu Toa-Tzu
Length: 06:27
7. Fado
Length: 03:26
8. Denial
Length: 04:10
9. Meditation
Length: 04:53
10. Free at Last
Length: 06:52
11. A Better Place
Length: 02:13
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 44:12
UPC: 822359002012