John Bunch

John Bunch Plays Kurt Weill

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John Bunch, an excellent mainstream pianist, is heard on this CD at the peak of his form. It consists of a dozen Kurt Weill compositions interpreted solo by Bunch; highlights include "The Alabama Song," "My Ship," "This Is New," and "Speak Low." To fill out the CD, Bunch recorded five additional Weill songs in 1991 that did not appear on the original LP. Mixing together standards and complete obscurities (and surprisingly not including "Moritat," the famous "Mack the Knife" theme), Bunch also varied the moods and tempos. The results are quite memorable, with plenty of subtle creativity, one of John Bunch's finest recordings from a long career.

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