David Virelles

Continuum (PI 46)

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Continuum

David Virelles

Pi Recordings

808713004625

PIR 134111

PI 46

JAZZ

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Recently named one of four young pianists on the rise by the New York Times, David Virelles makes his Pi Recordings debut with Continuum, a collaborative effort with legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Ben Street, and Cuban folkloric percussionist/poet Román Díaz. Virelles has in a short time become one of the most indemand pianists in jazz, working in the bands of saxophonists Steve Coleman, Chris Potter, Ravi Coltrane and Mark Turner. He will be appearing on upcoming releases with Potter and trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, both on EC M. Continuum is his second album as a leader and the first since moving to New York in 2009. Rather than focusing on the sort of bravura displays of pianism one might expect from a young pianist, the album is instead an episodic meditation on the power of Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions that fully reflects his open-minded interest in the confluence of music and other art forms.

PERSONNEL:

DAVID VIRELLES,
piano, harmonium, pump organ and Wurlitzer organ
BEN STREET, acoustic bass
ANDREW CYRILLE, drums and percussion
ROMÁN DÍAZ, vocals and percussion on “Our Birthright” only:
ROMÁN FILIÚ, alto and tenor saxophones
MARK TURNER,  tenor saxophone and bass clarinet
JONATHAN FINLAYSON,  trumpet

Tracklist:
01. One
02. El Brujo and the Pyramid
03. The Executioner
04. Spectral
05. Unseen Mother
06. Royalty
07. Our Birthright
08. Short Story for Piano
09. A Celebration, Circa 1836
10. Threefold
11. Mañongo Pabio
12. To Know