Legendary pianist Veryan Weston set out across England in 2014 in search of tracker-action organs, which he tested for suitability for a planned trio album, where possible recording himself on the instrument, as heard in these seven recordings of unusual and impressive improvisations.
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Catalog ID: 5044
Squidco Product Code: 22652
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Track 1 recorded in South Croxton, at St Mary the Virgin, on March 4th, 2014.
Track 2 recorded in Horstead, at All Saints, on March 6th, 2014.
Track 3 recorded in Brighton, at St Mary's, on March 7th, 2014.
Track 4 recorded in Stannington, at Christ Church, on March 9th, 2014.
Track 5 recorded in Manchester, at St Anselm Hall, on March 12th, 2014.
Track 6 recorded in Newcastle, at St Silas, on March 10th, 2014.
Track 7 recorded in York, at All Saints, on March 8th, 2014.
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1. Quiet Fanfare 2:54
2. Proceeding With Caution 5:04
3. Air In A G Pipe 9:47
4. Poco A Poco 8:22
5. Fair With Ground 7:15
6. Tripartite 5:48
7. Numerous Discoveries 24:01
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"After superb solo CDs on piano and lutheal piano, Veryan Weston makes an equally fine solo organ album. Touring England in search of tracker-action organs, Weston tried about 40 to see if both the instrument and the space were suitable for the planned trio Tuning Out Tour (5207). In several cases there wasn't the opportunity to try them extensively, but in others it was possible to get beyond the discoveries of the particular instrument, and make some magnificent music. This collection consists of seven such instances in seven locations, with the resulting pieces lasting from two to twenty-four minutes."-Emanem
Tracker action is a term used in reference to pipe organs and steam calliopes to indicate a mechanical linkage between keys or pedals pressed by the organist and the valve that allows air to flow into pipe(s) of the corresponding note.
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"Born in 1950, and moved from Cornwall to London in 1972 and began playing as a freelance jazz pianist as well as developing as an improviser at Little Theatre Club.
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