Now that you all have a copy of SOLO PIANO II, Chilly Gonzales shares a three part short documentary showing you how the album was made.
Director Adam Traynor (Ivory Tower) reveals that purest and most microscopic process of recording which took place back in December 2011, at Paris’ Studio Pigalle.
Alone for 10 days, Chilly Gonzales recorded in the parisian studio a handful of songs that had made the short list from a hundred or so melodies written over the eight years that had passed since the release of the now iconic Solo Piano.
Otherwise, we also add a bunch of new dates recently especially a new Tour in France from 30 March – 27 April, 2013, have a look in the COME TO A SHOW section to see if Chilly Gonzales is coming in your town.
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An hour long performance premièring songs from SOLO PIANO II, as well as other Gonzales repertoire performed both solo piano and with the “STRINGS DELUXE” Quartet. Cellist VINCENT SEGAL premières “Cello Moment” a newly-written piano/cello composition. Taped 28 June 2012 at Palais Tokyo in Paris.
The Paris-based “maverick king” (NME) has also confirmed additional North American tour dates kicking off 11/1 at Lincoln Center in NYC with a 10-piece chamber orchestra and including stops at San Francisco’s Swedish American Music Hall 11/2 and The Bootleg Theatre in Los Angles 11/3. See below for complete dates or visit our Shows section for more details.
‘Solo Piano II’ is already earning raves in Europe, with Mojo and Uncut both awarding the record 4-star reviews. After his performance earlier this month at the legendary Fringe Festival (wearing his trademark slippers and robe onstage), Edinburgh’s The Big Issue professed, “His comic timing would put many of the top stand-ups to shame… awkward, subversive and hilarious, he is an oddball genius.”
Chilly Gonzales Fall North American Tour Dates:
11/1 – New York, NY @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
11/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Music Hall
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
11/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
11/8 – Toronto, ON @ Winter Garden
11/11 – Quebec City, QC @ Petit Champlain