Allen Farnham Live at Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume 41

Live at Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume 41
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  • Released: July 26, 2004
  • Label: Concord Records


  • 1.In Your Own Sweet Way
  • 2.Waltz for Debby
  • 3.The Carpal Tunnel Blues
  • 4.Maybeck Sketch, No. 1
  • 5.I Get a Kick Out of You
  • 6.Never Let Me Go
  • 7.Witch Hunt
  • 8.Maybeck Sketch, No. 2
  • 9.I Hear a Rhapsody
  • 10.Twilight World
  • 11.Lover

Product Description:

Solo performer: Allen Farnham (piano).
Personnel: Allen Farnham (piano).
Liner Note Author: Gary Walker.
Recording information: Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley, CA (06/12/1994).
Photographer: James Gudeman.
Volume 41 of the long-running Maybeck Recital Hall series finds Allen Farnham trying his hand at the solo piano game and scoring well in this all-revealing format. While employing many of the devices that Maybeck followers have come to know and expect -- the bop-centered foundation, the Tatum interjections, outbreaks of stride, the Bill Evans-influenced harmonies, a few classical borrowings -- Farnham uses them in a more musical, affecting way than most. Listen to the sly, elegant way in which he slips into the closing bars of "I Hear a Rhapsody"; the man has taste and a sense of structure. In addition to a handful of standards -- including an "In Your Own Sweet Way" with allusions to Brubeck's chordal manner and a nice "Waltz for Debby" -- Farnham contributes a couple of interesting improvisations entitled "Maybeck Sketches, No. 1" and "No. 2," and a sardonic reminder of the malady that threatens all keyboardists, "The Carpal Tunnel Blues." ~ Richard S. Ginell

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