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Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Eldar
Title: Re-Imagination
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 6/5/2007
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886970583725

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Re imagination reanimates
Margaret Moritz | Merriam, KS, US | 03/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eldar's imagination is so intricate and defined.
Notes pour out of him.. with great ease...he's a genius!"
A leap forward
X man | No Man's Land | 07/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is probably Eldar's most impressive and innovative album to date, and maybe his best for the simple fact that he had made only two major releases prior to this and, talented as he was, there was little indication that he would go down such a new road and shine at electronic jazz to this degree.

Re-Imagination (Grammy-nominated, 2007, for Best Contemporary Jazz Album) proves that you can't be too sure what Eldar will do next. If you think he's "just another piano prodigy," think again, because this album will likely change your mind. The first piece, I Remember When, is one of Eldar's finest compositions and one of his most innovative as well. He juxtaposes a static vinyl sound with current recording sonics to evoke a feeling of past and present. The song is something of a hit, as Eldar performed it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! It's infectious and charged with Eldar's boundless energy. From there, he goes on some incredible sonic adventures, employing his usual crew as well as DJ Logic on the first and last sections of the album and covering Oscar Peterson's Place St Henri along the way as well as the solo Tears (another Eldar original, I believe). By the end, it's hard not to have become reacquainted with Eldar. He forces you to re-imagine him.

This is a huge leap in the career of this extremely talented artist. For me, certainly, it came, like track 4 says, from "Out of Nowhere," but it's here to stay."