Skinner Plays Skinner David Arthur Skinner

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Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
12.12.2018

Label: Losen Records

Genre: Instrumental

Subgenre: Piano

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  • 1Daiagonal Rag04:32
  • 2David´s Blues05:56
  • 3Trompe-Le-Pied03:55
  • 4Grå Trøst06:32
  • 5Antipodology04:30
  • 6At Home05:47
  • 7Half an Arthur05:12
  • 8Balloon05:58
  • 9Disconnect05:00
  • 10Ert04:22
  • Total Runtime51:44

Info for Skinner Plays Skinner

Skinner, so scheint es, hat Vorlieben für Wortspielereien, so bei „Half an Arthur“. Ja, mit zweitem Namen heißt Skinner Arthur. Die Hälfte von Arthur ist „Art“ gleich „Kunst“! Hört man da nicht ein wenig Plink, Plank, Plonk – Monk? Aber was hat das alles mit „Kunst“ zu tun? Zugleich muss man konstatieren, dass diese Komposition überaus swingt, was ja nicht bedeutet, Benny Goodman sei präsent! Nach „Disconnect“, bei dem man den Eindruck gewinnt, das Stück entwickele sich auseinander, folgt zum Schluss „Ert“, abgeleitet von „inert“ (dt. träge), aber im Englischen nicht existent, um „nicht träge“ zu bezeichnen. Doch, so Skinner wäre das doch nur allzu logisch. Quirlig ist das Spiel Skinners im vorliegenden Fall. Die Tonfolgen purzeln, überschlagen sich, scheinen Ausgelassenheit zu umschreiben. Um ein Bild zu zeichnen, müsste man die Schneeschmelze wählen, wenn das Eis der Bäche bricht und der rasende Fluss des Wassers zu sehen ist, auf dem ein Ast treibt. (jazzhalo, ferdinand dupuis-panther)

David Arthur Skinner, Klavier

Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug, 29/30 November 2016
Mixed and mastered at Rainbow Studio, Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug, February 2017
Produced by David Arthur Skinner




David Arthur Skinner
My main instrument is the piano. I've been a professional jazz musician since 2001.

I work as a bandleader, and I've organised music for all occasions, from solo to large ensembles; jazz clubs, festivals, dance events, corporate events, shows, house parties, funerals, weddings, etc.

I've played a lot of gigs over the years, with a very wide variety of music and musicians. In Oslo I've played at places such as Oslo Concert Hall, Gamle Logen, Herr Nilsen jazz pub, Norwegian Academy of Music, and Oslo National Library, among others; many jazz clubs and jazz festivals all over Norway; several tours in Japan (around 50 concerts in the course of 6 visits), and various concerts in Norway, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Scotland, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Greece. When I lived in Yorskhire, UK, 2001-2005, I performed extensively all over the north of England.

I've got experience playing many styles. These days, on the jazz piano side of things I specialise in stride piano and swing, but definitely with a personal twist, with three solo piano CDs. I have a drummerless quartet called Diagonal Jazzband, and a piano trio.

I also play electric piano (I love my Pianet T!) and synthesizers, and compose electronic music. My solo electronic project is called Megacrex.

I work regularly with swing-related dance, in styles such as Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, Charleston and Tap. My swing band is called Jazzombies, and features some of the best swing musicians in Norway. I've often organised live music for Norwegian swing dance festivals in Oslo and Bergen, such as Winter Jump and Scandinavian Shuffle, especially in collaboration with Bårdar Swing Club. I've also worked with tap dancers in shows in the Oslo region.

I'm interested in music theory, and I have written about things like time signatures, polyrhythm and modal harmony.

I have a Bachelor's degree in contemporary classical composition from The Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, 2008-12, and a Master's degree in jazz/improvised music from The Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, 2012-14.

I have had temporary positions at NMH as a music theory teacher, running workshops, and teaching piano. I have also held workshops and masterclasses at several other universities in Norway, including Barrett Due, University of Tromsø, and University of Stavanger.



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