The album Time Redefined features twelve contemporary compositions for solo piano that portray subtle atmospheric soundscapes with transparency and highly musical sensibility. The album was recorded live on a Steinway Grand D in the Hansa Studio Berlin.
Gerhard Daum’s studio album Rhapsody for Trumpet blends elements of contemporary music, cool jazz and the film noir genre to form thirteen classy and timeless compositions. In this artist driven release, the composer and multi-instrumentalist features the trumpet as leading instrument for the first time. The clear and expressive trumpet voice presented shows associations to giants of jazz like Chet Baker and Miles Davis.
Dick Metcalf, Music Editor says:
Gerhard’s offerings are always diverse, but this is the first time I’ve heard him doing tasty and tantalizing trumpet work […]. “Sleeping City” captures the very essence of after-midnight streets and urban crawls through cavernous skyscrapers… I will go so far as to say that this is the best trumpet piece I’ve listened to (yet) in 2020.
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Film Music Collection is being released for the first time to general audiences on March 31, 2020. Featuring themes from the award winning composer’s early US and German film/TV scores, this cinematic collection of works ranges stylistically from suspense to action and drama. The compositions’ timeless harmonic and melodic instrumental structure form the album’s underlying motif, tying together the different compositional genres presented.
The featured track The Trial originates from a kafkaesque thriller, a German, Italian, and French coproduction. Steady, pulsating rhythms and percussion combined with a memorable melodic string theme send the listener on a fast paced journey through a spooky and mysterious backdrop.