Pianist Erik Sondhy releases "Abbey Road Sessions Volume 1" on IndoJazzia Musik


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Erik Sondhy
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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