We send congratulations to two Grand Piano artists whose recordings have been selected for inclusion in The Best 100 Albums of 2018, compiled by Ted Gioia, one of America’s most respected musicians and authors.
Gioia, who has published in many of the country’s leading newspapers, periodicals and websites, has an eclectic musical interest and expertise. This is reflected in the list of his top 100 albums that places Tanya Ekanayaka’s recording of her own compositions Twelve Prisms (GP785) and Martin David Jones’ programme of works by Friedrich Gulda (GP759) alongside recordings by artists such as Brian Eno, Keith Jarrett, Prince, Steve Reich and the Ensemble Gilles Binchois.
‘The music is improvisational in effect, yet careful listening reveals real care in the construction … it is in the international interplay that the fascination lies. The music is always beautifully performed by the composer.’
– International Piano
‘A terrific selection of the multi-talented—and how!—Gulda’s compositions, the product of a sui generis creative spirit if ever there were one. The blisteringly virtuosic Variations on The Doors’ “Light My Fire” alone are worth the price of admission.’
– Records International