‘Uri Caine’s Gustav Mahler – Primal Light is a modern masterpiece.’ jazzloft.com
A short commission for music for a film about Mahler, led New York jazz musician Uri Caine to a year-long immersion in Mahler’s music. The outcome was the acclaimed CD Primal Light, based on music from the Fifth Symphony and awarded first prize by the Mahler Society in 1997 for the best interpretation of Mahler’s music.
Caine’s engagement with Mahler is profound. He and his outstanding New York ensemble work with material from the symphonies and song cycles that lends itself to a broadly jazz improvisatory treatment. They explore a range of possibilities inherent in originals but not always apparent in the classical versions.
Caine’s inspired re-imaginings of Mahler’s music have won plaudits from classical and jazz audiences alike. This is a special version for the Birmingham Mahler Cycle.
‘ … a worthy interpreter, adapter and inheritor of Mahler’s legacy who has succeeded in creating a definitive recording that is a confident and original artistic statement full of surprises yet as close to Mahler’s original concept as possible.’ Read the full Jazz Loft article.
Part of the Birmingham Mahler Cycle
Uri Caine piano
Chris Batchelor trumpet
Chris Speed clarinet/sax
Josefina Vergara violin
Steve Watts double bass
Jim Black drums
DJ Olive turntables
Symphony No 5 – Funeral March
I think they have merely gone out (Kindertotenlieder)
Symphony No 1 – Third movement
Symphony No 5 – Adagietto
I went out this morning over the countryside (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Drummer Boy (Wunderhorn Songs)
Two Blue Eyes (Songs of a Wayfarer)
St. Anthony of Padua preaches to the fishes (Wunderhorn Songs)
When my sweetheart has her wedding (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Only Love Beauty (Ruckert songs)
Urlicht (Wunderhorn Songs)
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