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In Spiritu I

Deep grooves, propulsive piano, killer drums, inquisitive bass. Acclaimed jazz trio in the pulse-driven first act of their free improv trilogy that uses Gregorian chant and spirituals as the jumping off point. David Paul Mesler, piano, Doug Miller, upright bass, Brian Kirk, drums. Volume I of a three-volume set.
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In Spiritu II

Peaceful piano, provocative mood swings, argumentative bass, intricate cymbals. Acclaimed jazz trio in the dramatic second act of their free improv trilogy that uses Gregorian chant and spirituals as the jumping off point. David Paul Mesler, piano, Doug Miller, upright bass, Brian Kirk, drums. Volume II of III.
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In Spiritu III

Poetic Shenandoah, hip-hop Kyrie, 7/8 mysticism, jungle-drum Troubled Water. Acclaimed jazz trio in the cathartic final act of their free improv trilogy that uses Gregorian chant and spirituals as the jumping off point. David Paul Mesler, piano, Doug Miller, upright bass, Brian Kirk, drums. Volume III of III.
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The Beautiful

Waking democracy, patriotic collage, American Babel, factions squaring off. Horn duel to the death. Steady marches, haunted memorials, whirling dervish finale. Free improv epic with band of Northwest Jazz All-Stars. Tony Grasso, trumpet, Cynthia Mullis, saxophone and clarinet, Sarah Bassingthwaite, flute and piccolo, Susan Pascal, vibraphone, Doug Miller, upright bass, Brian Kirk, drums, David Paul Mesler, composer and conductor.
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Pacific Sailings

Billowy pastels, rocking winds, unexpected showers, puckish dialogue. Loose and lyrical, funky pizz grooves, evocative East-meets-West. A gently undulating free improv session with David Paul Mesler on piano and Doug Miller on upright bass.
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The Balladeer

Exploratory ballads, loopy dissonance, flinty conversations, metallic birdcalls, high-speed clashes, sweet denouements. Tangos, Merengues, Calypsos, Mambos. A colorful, latin-inflected, free-improv epic with Michael Caldwell on trumpet and David Paul Mesler on piano.
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The Dream Journal Murders

Wildly energetic, bristling with storylines, dissonant stabs, cinematic surges, contrapuntal chase scenes, and climactic crunches. Virtuoso two-piano improvisations. Companion to "The Blue Diary."
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The Blue Diary

Oceanic sweep, bracing dischord, playful pastiche, gentle pools. Raggy-stridey-boppy, blues-spiked. Virtuoso solo piano improvisations. Companion to "The Dream Journal Murders."
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Celebrating Gershwin, Volume I

14 glittering Gershwin standards reconceived for solo jazz piano. If you like sweeping romanticism, sunny syncopations, tender ruminations, and Lisztian showstoppers, it's all here.
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I Hear America Singing, Volume I

Beautiful art songs using classic American poetry by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Accessible, emotionally resonant, dramatic, and frisky. Performed by the lustrous mezzo soprano Barbara Hume and composer-pianist David Paul Mesler.
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I Hear America Singing, Volume II

Second volume of beautiful art songs using classic American poetry by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Accessible, emotionally resonant, dramatic, and frisky. Performed by the lustrous mezzo soprano Barbara Hume and composer-pianist David Paul Mesler.
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