For this collection of songs of prayer, Gary Karr performs with Harmon Lewis on organ. Selections from Mozart, Schubert, Bizet, and more are represented on this release.
The soulful sound of the doublebass with organ is perfectly suited for this kind of meditative music. The performance is so absorbing that it demands the listener's full attention. This music was so successful with this combination of instruments that the Karr/Lewis Duo planned to release more CDs of this spiritual nature.
Gary Karr, acclaimed as "the world's leading solo bassist" (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.
Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents with orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas, Venezuela), Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras of Australia.
All Analogue AAA Recording
Audiophile analogue mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany on 180g audiophile virgin vinyl
Full analogue products used during entire mastering process
Full analogue mastering from the original master tapes of King Record
Gary Karr, contrabass
Harmon Lewis, organ
1. Eili, Eili (Invocation)
Adolphe-Charles Adam (1803-1856)
2. O Holy Night
Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)
3. Ave Maria
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
4. Agnus Dei (Intermezzo)
Leigh Harline (1907-1969)
5. When You Wish Upon A Star
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
1. Ave Maria
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
2. Prayer Of Saint Gregory
3. Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen
4. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
5. Ave, Verum Corpus, K.618