Mike Garson & Jim Walker Pied Piper HDCD
12 Original Mike Garson Compositions on HDCD Digitally Remastered from Original Analogue Tapes.
Jim Walker on flute with Mike Garson on piano, in a crystalline-pure recording
of soothing, meditative jazz entitled Pied Piper.
This project was previously issued as 45 rpm audiophile LP in 1985 and CD in
1992: RR-18 "Reflections," long out of print and now collectible!
Pianist Mike Garson is best known as long-time music director for David Bowie
and is perhaps the most versatile pianist working today.
Jim Walker, a dynamic soloist, is a legendary orchestral and studio musician,
celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide.
"Pianist Mike Garson and flutist Jim Walker, both with jazz and classical
backgrounds and experience, came together on this project to present songs that
reflected both their backgrounds. The results are often musically
impressive...As with all Reference releases, it's superbly engineered and sounds
wonderful." - Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
"The tunes of Pied Piper are lyrical, impressionistic, meditative, and
classical in nature. They abound in lovely melodies, and some do swing a little.
The added track of Debussy's unaccompanied Syrinx fits into the mix beautifully;
the spellbinding flute selection was the theme of a popular TV nature series
many years ago. The recording quality is just superb, and though Garson's tunes
are all of a piece, there is plenty of variety, making it a fine program for
listening all the way thru." - John Sunier, AudiophileAudition
• 12 Original Mike Garson compositions
• New high resolution digital remastering from the original analogue tapes
• New evocative artwork for eco-friendly digipak
• Transferred from the Analogue Masters to 176.4/24 digital
1. Portrait Of A Friend
3. First Song
6. Pied Piper
7. Syrinx (Claude Debussy)
8. The Park
9. Magic Spell
10. You're One Of A Kind