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There is a defining moment when art stops being the work of an artist and returns to the world's domain. Like any mother who is sending her child to the kindergarten for the first time, I am sure that many artists wish they could keep their art for themselves forever. But the only joy that could match art making is art sharing. Art is nothing without a community, like language is meaningless if there is no one to speak it with. Art is a conversation between an artist and an audience, in which both sides strive to be enlightened.

I started working on my new CD, Outstandards, five years ago. On June 25, 2014 the first recording session took place at the beautiful Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts shortly after my return from a concert tour in China. A year and a half later, on December 16, 2016, I came back to Shalin Liu to record a second session. I re-recorded some of the pieces from the first session and added additional ones.

After about six months of extensive listening to the recordings, taking notes and choosing the best takes and their editing plans, the post production work on the album began. Great attention was given to sound optimization and to cleaning unnatural noises. During that process, I spent many hours listening to the recordings of well-known jazz and classical pianists and learned so much about the art of the sound of piano. One video clip that I especially remember from that time was a comparison of ten different pianists playing Bach's prelude in C minor from his Well-Tempered Clavier (Vol.I). It is fascinating to hear how different is not only the interpretation but also the sound aesthetics presented in recordings by pianists such as Gould (starting at 4:52) and Richter (starting at 13:28).

The Outstandards Official CD Release Concert Event

The purpose of this Kickstarter campaign is to produce, record, promote and stream live worldwide the official 2020 CD release concert of Outstandards, Eyran Katsenelenbogen new solo piano album. We hope to create an artistic event that would be shared simultaneously by people all over the world and bring them together as a music loving community. 

Following is a partial list of features included in this campaign:

  • Securing and booking a concert hall with a fantastic grand piano
  • Hiring a video production company that would record and stream live the concert
  •  Promoting the official Outstandards 2020 CD release concert event via notable jazz magazines in print and online
  • Inviting prominent pianists from the greater Boston area to celebrate with Eyran the release of his new album, thus creating a "Solo Piano Summit" concert event
     

For Immediate Release: Eyran Katsenelenbogen's 2019 CD Release

Attention: Jazz Broadcast and Printed Media

Andover, MA – June 1, 2019 – Eyran Records announces the release of master jazz pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen’s highly anticipated new solo album, Outstandards.

“I  would like to thank the wonderful students at the New England  Conservatory Preparatory School for inspiring many of the pieces on  Outstandards and their arrangements.” – Eyran

In Outstandards, pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen presents jazzy renditions of classical cornerstones such as Für Elise (Beethoven) and Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C major, side by side with standards such as Tea for Two (Youmans / Caesar) and Cheek to Cheek (Berlin). Katsenelenbogen also revisits on Outstandards Chick Corea’s Armando’s Rhumba, which was released on his CD Solotude in 2005 and delivers an intimate performance of Insensatez (How Insensitive) (Jobim / De Moraes). Prior to their recording for the CD, all the pieces on Outstandards were performed extensively during Eyran’s concert tours in China in 2014 and 2016. 

“The  piece Insensetaz (How Insensitive) (Jobim / De Moraes) carries a  special meaning for me. I would like to dedicate it to my parents, in  gratitude for their eternal love.” – Eyran

Previous Reviews of the Artist

All About Jazz: Perhaps  Katsenelenbogen is most in league with [Art] Tatum for this fact: he  sets the bar towards which other pianists must strive. – Jay Deshpande

Cadence:  He is a passionate man who feels deeply, and he has thetalent to  express those feelings through his playing. You can not help but bemoved  by his performance. – Frank Rubolino

Jazzreview: We are truly fortunate that Eyran has chosen to display his talents as  both a performer and teacher, and hopefully to bestow them upon  listeners and students alike for many years to come. – Andrea Canter
 

Since 1989 Eyran has been working on his book, One Time, a philosophical diary spanning three decades of his life.

Quotes from One Time by Eyran Katsenelenbogen:

“Music is the Language of Love” (2016)

”When the world would sink under your feet, art shall remain the sole island on which you will stand”(2017)

“Musical virtuosity is not the ability to play something fast, but to learn it slowly” (2018)


Requests for artist press packet including Outstandards review /airplay copy may be directed to Eyran Katsenelenbogen Management:

Booking & Marketing Contacts

Eyran Records Concert Manager

Eyran Records Public Relations Director 

Eyran Katsenelenbogen Management

Andover, MA USA

www.EYRAN.com
 

 Track Listing: 

1. Libertango (Piazzolla / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) Downtown Dlj Obo Curci Usa Music Publishing, S D R M; S.I.A.E. Direzione Generale (3:23)

2. Für Elise (Beethoven / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) Eyran Records Publishing (3:15)

3. Sonata No. 16 in C major K. 545: I. Allegro (Mozart / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) Eyran Records Publishing (3:50)

4. Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) Eyran Records Publishing (6:18)

5. Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) Eyran Records Publishing (3:29)

6. Cheek to Cheek (Berlin) Irving Berlin Music Company (3:35)

7. Tea for Two (Youmans / Caesar) WB Music Corp. Obo Irving Caesar Music Corp; WB Music Corp. (3:29)

8. Prelude in C minor, BWV 847 and Improvisation (Bach / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) Eyran Records Publishing (6:09)

9. Armando's Rhumba (Corea) Universal Music Corp. Obo Litha Music Co. (3:46)

10. Theme for Ernie (Lacey / Stevens) Prestige Music (5:36)

11. Insensatez (How Insensitive) (Jobim / De Moraes) Songs of Universal Inc. (4:03)

12. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (Jobim / De Moraes) Corcovado Music Corp.; VM Enterprises Inc. (6:35)

13. The Windmills of Your Mind (Legrand) Emi U Catalog Inc. (7:28)

14. Just You, Just Me (Greer / Klages) Emi April Music Inc. Obo Ole Grand Films (2:27)

Total Time: 63:23


Production information:

Eyran Katsenelenbogen performs on a Steinway & Sons D 9’ concert grand piano.

Recorded on June 25, 2014 and December 16, 2016 at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA.

Audio Engeneer: Thomas Stephenson, Emmanuel Audio Recording, Boston, MA.

Editing and Mastering: Vincere Sylph, Vincere Sylph Productions, Andover, MA.

Disc Image: Mark Donahue, Soundmirror, Inc., Boston, MA.

Artist Photography: Vincere Sylph.

Still Image from Video: Richard Malcolm.

Replication: Superdups, Salem, NH.

Produced by: Eyran Katsenelenbogen.

Eyran  Records 9030 © ℗ 2019 Eyran Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized  copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this  recording prohibited.

Barcode: 663330903023

EYRAN RECORDS: www.EYRAN.com

This project was made possible with funding from New England Conservatory

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Outstandards Production Outline

• Listening to all pre-mastered tracks and taking comments for final master

• Finishing preparation for mastering tracks

•  Applying for grants 

• Scheduling mastering dates

• Graphic design

• Mechanical and digital Licensing

• Mastering 

• Writing press releases

• Creating "One Sheet"

• CD Replication

• Promotional video production

• First copy charity auction

• Distributing CDs to students and colleagues 

• Creating Kickstarter campaign and video

• Making MP3s for Kickstarter campaign awards

• Updating mailing list

• Researching music awards, submission guidelines and deadlines

• Producing an official CD release concert

• Booking additional concerts worldwide

• Promotion to jazz magazines; updating All About Jazz artist webpage

• Submission for distribution via the CD Baby Digital Distribution Program 

• Official release date: December 5, 2019

 

Risks and challenges

If this Kickstarter funding effort does not reach its goal I will still continue to book concerts in celebration of my new album. However, a successful Kickstarter campaign would allow for a high profile event to be produced in a prestigious concert hall equipped with a magnificent piano and set up for live streaming over the internet, so that everyone who is interested in sharing together this musical experience would be able to do so.

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    12. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (Jobim / De Moraes) (6:34)
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    12. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (Jobim / De Moraes) (6:34)
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    10. Theme for Ernie (Lacey / Stevens) (5:34)
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    12. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (Jobim / De Moraes) (6:34)
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    4. Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) (6:18)
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    4. Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) (6:18)
    5. Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms / Arr. Katsenelenbogen) (3:29)
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