New Journeys (2014)

New Journeys

Chris Jarrett
New Journeys
2014
CD, atrius records

"I have only very seldom had the opportunity to play the organ. Outside of two solo pieces which I performed once, and an organ part in my oratorio "Salvations 3?" I have - until now - had little contact with the instrument at all. On the 11th of July, 2014 I began a new journey, experimenting with the improvisational possibilities of the Beckerath organ in Herxheim, Germany. There was no music written on the papers in front of me - just the numbers of some of the stops I had chosen to use during the several rehearsals I had had before the concert. At least 80 percent of the music was never played before - a small part of it I had tried out on the organ during my "test-rehearsals" and decided to reuse it during the performance. Bon voyage."
Chris Jarrett (3.09.14)

"Es währt aber nicht lange, und schon entsteht eine Tour de Force, apokalyptische Klangballungen, musikalische Gewaltakte - aber auch höchste Sensibilität. Absolut freie Improvisationen sind das, aus dem Moment heraus, oft zur Vielstimmigkeit ausgebaut, mit zahllosen Zitaten und Anspielungen angereichert - und doch buchstäblich dem Augenblick entsprungen. Ein logischer musikalischer Fluss zieht sich durch die 'neue Reise' mit endloser schöpferischer Fantasie."
Die Rheinpfalz, Ludwigshafen