Gary Karr Songs Of Prayer 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 soulful sound of the double bass with organ is perfectly suited for the kind of meditative music found on Songs Of Prayer. The performances are so absorbing that it demands the listener's full attention. This music was so successful with this combination of instruments that the Karr/Lewis duo planned to release more collections of this spiritual nature. Includes performances of classical works by Mozart, Schubert and Bizet among others.
Gary Karr (double bass)
Harmon Lewis (organ)
• 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 Songs Of Prayer Track Listing:
1. Eili, Eili (Invocation)
2. Adam - O Holy Night
3. Arcadelt - Ave Maria
4. Bizet - Agnus Dei (Intermezzo)
5. Harline - When You Wish Upon A Star
6. Schubert - Ave Maria
7. Hovhaness - Prayer Of Saint Gregory
8. Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen
9. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot!
10. Mozart - Ave, Verum Corpus, K.618