dda 25146 "A Fantastic CD" - Music Web     
 
   
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TRAVELLING LIGHT - MUSIC BY JIM PARKER
RICHARD SIMPSON (oboe); JANET SIMPSON (piano)
JOHN TURNER (recorder); ANNA CHRISTENSEN (harp)
ALEX JONES (double bass); THE SOLEM QUARTET

Jim Parker's music is known by millions of people worldwide - from his award-winning television scores for Foyle's War, House of Elliott, House of Cards, and Midsomer Murders, to name a few. Here is a superb selection of light music without direct TV connections (though there are some indirect ones..).

A very special album, as the light music tradition has all but disappeared from popular culture but shows that simple melodies and a highly skilled ear for instrumental colour can bring off spectacular results.

 

CD DURATION:  70:51

AUDIO SAMPLE: Rapido (extract)
from South American Journey




dealer release date: April 21, 2017
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£12.00


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$15.99


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CD program:
A South American Journey
Bonjour M. Grappelli
Three Diversions
The Flying Scotsman
The Lonely Ballerina
Banjolele
Hoofers
review extracts: for full reviews click here

“This very enjoyable album collects a number of Parker's recent compositions which have a pictorial quality and display his remarkable talent for memorable melodies and colouration. Light music albums of this quality are rare these days and this is a joyful gem. Highly recommended.” - John Pitt (New Classics)

“If the seriousness of “classical” music puts you off, you'll love this. Easy on the ear, plenty of melody and variation and with a definite lightness of step, this is something of a minor gem.” – Jeremy Condliffe (The Chronicle)

“This is a fantastic CD. It is full of imaginative, interesting and well-wrought music that has the distinct advantage of being totally approachable and enjoyable. Jim Parker has a unique voice in music that manages to seamlessly cross the divide between popular, classical and light.” - John France (MusicWeb)