JAZ COLEMAN - The Island - Symphony No. 2

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Pledge Music | Autor: MaB

Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke) has already made a name for himself several times with classical recordings, including "Fanfare For The Millennium/ Symphony No. 1 'Idavoll'" and "Riders On The Storm - The Doors Concerto". Now the new electorate, who once studied music in Leipzig, is presenting his second symphony. The large orchestral composition was already recorded in 1996 by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, but was subsequently lost - Coleman's mother owned the only recording and allegedly used it to cure cancer. Be that as it may, the work always has a beneficial effect. While in Coleman's dramatic First Symphony a struggle for the right expression was still audible, he seems to have finally found his way to "The Island". The Celtic elements (e.g. in the first movement, with Yes guitarist Steve Howe) also fit in. In the mysteriously sounding eighth movement, the spring spirits are even conjured up before Coleman refers to the beginning again in the ninth and thus closes the circle.

Top Track: 1st Movement

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