"Americans in Paris"
David Gordon, Piano
"David Gordon has the ability to make piano notes glisten like jewelled drops of water"
John Etheridge, Musician Magazine
There are few musicians who cross musical boundaries with as much relish as David Gordon. His many recordings with his own trio have earned rave reviews and over 20 CDs featuring his compositions have established him as a unique talent on the British music scene. Read More
Americans in Paris
The exceptional French composer, conductor and musicologist Nadia Boulanger’s unique approach to teaching composition attracted musicians from around the globe – not least from the continent of America. This programme celebrates and pays tribute to some of these, among whose number are many of the 20th century’s most individual and influential artists. Paris became a magnet not only for contemporary ‘classical’ composers but also for American jazz musicians and Argentinian tango musicians. David’s much-loved composition ‘Bebop Tango’ imagines a meeting between two such musicians, jazz giant Bud Powell and tango maestro Horácio Salgán. So expect polymath, improviser, composer, jazz and classical pianist David Gordon to play music by Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazzolla, Gismonti, Legrand and others, improvisations on request and beautiful original compositions.