Gary Kol Nidrei on 180g Import LP
Cut by Kevin Gray from the Original Analogue Master Tapes
Gary Karr, acclaimed as "the world's leading solo bassist" (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo double bassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati double bass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.
Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents with orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas, Venezuela), Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras of Australia.
The Kol Nidrei was the musical impetus that put Karr on the path toward a solo career. He first performed this music in a synagogue at the age of eleven and still considers it his most personal piece. Also includes performances of classical works by Bloch, Koussevitzky, Wilder and Bach.
Gary Karr (double bass)
Harmon Lewis (pipe organ, piano)
• Cut by Kevin Gray from the original analogue master tapes
• Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany
• Full analogue products used during entire mastering process
Gary Karr Kol Nidrei Track Listing:
1. Bruch - Kol Nidrei, Op.47
2. Bloch - Prayer from "Sketches From Jewish Life"
3. Koussevitzky - Chanson Triste, Op.2
4. Wilder - Small Suite For Contrabass And Piano: Romantically / Quasi Jazz
5. Scherzo, Op.12-No.2
6. Bach - Largo from "Concerto For Cembalo No.5 in F minor, BWV1056~2nd Mov"
7. Deep River