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The Hours

Artist: John Law
John Law - The Hours CD
Label: FMR
Regular Price: $19.95
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Year: 1997
Format: CD

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The third in the series CHANTS, this studio recording is based on the plainchants sung at the different monastic hours. “Every note he plays is imaginatively chosen and sounds absolutely right...in a word, remarkable.” (Avant)

Total Time 58:25.

"The third and final album in a series of piano meditations sparked off by John Law's interest in early monastic music. The Hours takes material from the Liber Usualis as its starting point.

After briefly stating each of the eight plainchant "themes", Law subjects them to sometimes surprisingly robust but consistently graceful and mellifluous treatments, imbued with the disciplined vigour that is the most obvious legacy of his immersion over the past few years in free jazz.

Added to his recent acclaimed trio of albums of Thelonious Monk interpretations and idiosyncratic visits to standards, Law's three solo piano plainchant albums confirm his reputation as one of this country's most imaginative young pianists."

Chris Parker The Times September 1997

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