John Stetch
Page added Feb 5, 2015 Updated Feb 12, 2015

Mal's featuring John Stetch's release called 'Off with the Cuffs,' which sees him taking classical works as the basis for his improvisations

John Stetch is a forward-thinking Canadian pianist who, for his latest project, has taken the works of Mozart, Bach and Chopin to new levels. Stetch describes the process as 'renovating' these classical compositions, and we'll hear his take of Mozart's 'Sonata No 13 in Bb Major Pt. II' on the show.

More hybrids and jazz crossovers on the show include renditions of the Beatles' 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and David Bowie's 'Weeping Wall'.

We'll also check out more highlights from Jeff 'Tain' Watts' set at the 2014 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, as well as a recording produced by Gerry Koster for Jazz Up Late with Paul Grabowsky, Mirko Guerrini and Niko Schauble.

Finally, an interesting one to note on Jazztrack this week is Travis Sullivan's re-imagining of Bjork tunes with an 18-piece ensemble titled the 'Björkestra.' The group tackle her original composition 'Hyperballad' from the 1995 Bjork album Post.

Tracks in this episode

1. 'Charlie M' - Mauro Attolini and Sousaphonix
Album: Sousaphonix (Cam Jazz CAMJ 78212)

2. 'Weeping Wall' - Dylan Howe
Album: Subterraneans (Motorik  MR1004)

3. 'Glass Menagerie' - Grabowsky/Guerrini/Schauble Trio
Jazz Up Late Studio Recording, 2014

4. 'Hyperballad' - Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
Album: I Go Humble (Zoho ZM 201312)

5. 'That’s Right' - Miles Davis
Album: Decoy (CBS CDCBS 25951)

6. 'Gotham Soul' - Andrew McCormack
Album: First Light (Edition EDN 1052)

7. 'Line for Leigh' - Ken Schroder
Album: Shaboom! (Independent release)

8. 'Easy Healing' - Stefano Bollani
Album: Joy in Spite of Everything (ECM 2360)

9. 'Sonata No 13 in B Flat Major Pt III' - J Stetch
Album: Off with the Cuffs (Addo Records AJR 020)

10. 'Of August Moon' - Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Quartet
Album: Jazztrack Recording Wangaratta Jazz Festival, 2014

11. 'Reverie' - Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Quartet
Album: Jazztrack Recording Wangaratta Jazz Festival, 2014

12. 'Strawberry Fields Forever' - Colin Towns and The NDR Big Band
Album: John Lennon - In My Own Write (Provocateur Records PVC 1041)

13. 'Airwaves' - Taylor Haskins
Album: Fuzzy Logic (Sunnyside SSC 1296)

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: John Stetch's Website
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