Erik Sondhy is a Balinese jazz composer and pianist with a unique voice.
In July last year (2015), he realized a childhood dream by spending six hours improvising on a Steinway piano in the world famous Abbey Road studios. He left with enough material for four albums.
IndoJazzia Musik, a new label, was tasked with handling the international distribution rights to the first release, Abbey Road Sessions Vol.1
We hear echoes of Fats Waller
, Philip Glass
, Keith Jarrett
and Iiro Rantala in the six tracks, yet this is a very personal statement with Sondhy’s voice" welling from within.
The album has been extremely well-received, with airplay on jazz radio stations in Poland, Japan, France, the Netherlands and the USA.
Anyone into solo piano should buy this on sight!"—Your Music Blog (Netherlands)About Erik Sondhy
Fulfilling a childhood dream, and thanks to his love of all things Beatles, last July Bali-born Erik Sondhy spent six hours in London’s world famous Abbey Road studios. He improvised enough tracks for four albums, which is why this, his first solo album is sub-titled Abbey Road Sessions, Volume 1
. Each track has an immediacy and a distinct personality. With London Blues" Erik’s strong left hand bounces us straight into a striding loop of minimalist boogie-woogie over which his right hand overlays memories plucked from the ethereal funk land.
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