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|Erik Lindgren, Edgar Winter, Erik Satie|
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Children's Music
"Erik Lindgren is a model of musical schizophrenia ... the type who'll play Stravinsky and `Louie Louie' back-to-back, with one foot in the conservatory and the other in the garage." - BOSTON GLOBE Invigorating musical ... more »
"Erik Lindgren is a model of musical schizophrenia ... the type who'll play Stravinsky and `Louie Louie' back-to-back, with one foot in the conservatory and the other in the garage." - BOSTON GLOBE Invigorating musical novelties for woodwinds, piano, and percussion, Classical A-Go-Go is the third contemporary classical solo album by Birdsongs of the Mesozoic pianist and composer Erik Lindgren. This body of work integrates scored acoustic chamber music with a rock aesthetic, reinforced by the use of drum kit scattered throughout. The crossover disc features eight original compositions (five of which are new versions of vintage Birdsongs' pieces), rollicking arrangements of four Raymond Scott selections (best known for accompanying classic Warner Brothers cartoons), Erik Satie's transcendental "Reverie," plus an irreverent hip-hop remake of the Edgar Winter Band's 1972 chestnut "Frankenstein." The CD concludes with Lindgren's first serious work, "Baroque-a-go-go," which dates back to 1973 and was conceived as a parody of progressive rock. Features the Sonare Wind Trio, an established Boston-based group that performs live with Lindgren. Guest percussionists include Alloy Orchestra's Ken Winokur and Terry Donahue, Fluttr Effect drummer Jason Marchionna, and DJ Flack (Anthony Flackett) who created the rhythm track for "Frankenstein."
Erik Lindgren - The Modern Mozart
Angela Masson | St. Augustine, FL United States | 10/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
Erik Lindgren is The Modern Mozart - revealed again here in Classical A-Go-Go. A composer and performer for the contemporary ear, Lindgren's music is laced with that superlative subtleness that creates lasting appeal. "Flyte" is one masterpiece that begs to be heard a million times. Yes, encore!