[ Keys of Emerson ] Double Deluxe Vinyl
 
Thierry Eliez
[ Keys of Emerson ] Double Deluxe Vinyl

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

After an acoustic European tour, concluded by a great collective tribute to Keith Emerson at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham (UK), Thierry Eliez promises his audience a deluxe album devoted to the works of English pianist and organist Keith Emerson, leader of The Nice and the mythical ELP - Emerson Lake & Palmer.

Alone at the piano, Thierry Eliez restores the essence of the composer's original works, stripping them of the electronic textures, typical of the 1970s, of which Emerson was one of the great figures. The incredibly rich compositions, take on a concertante dimension as dizzying as it is sensitive, placing Keith Emerson among the most influential English composers of the 20th century.

The Story

Keys Of Emerson was born on stage, following the premature death of composer, pianist and organist Keith Emerson, leader of the mythical progressive rock band ELP.

A friend of Keith Emerson's and a great admirer since childhood, Thierry Eliez chose to re-explore the compositions that deeply marked his youth and opened the doors to a new, pianistically exuberant and highly referential musical world.

Aged 12, Thierry Eliez began to study Emerson's music. He discovered a work of immense harmonic, melodic and rhythmic richness. This music introduced him to classical composers such as Mussorgsky, Ginastera, Janacek, Prokoviev, Sibelius, to works by Bach, Tchaikovsky and many other great figures.

But it is also an introduction to jazz: from Scott Joplin, Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Smith and Jack Mc Duff. Emerson had an absolute passion for improvisation and jazz, a passion that led him to Thierry Eliez, who later became a leading figure in the genre.

Thierry Eliez offers an acoustic rereading of Emerson's works with  unpublished arrangements for Piano & Strings, to highlight the essence of his compositions, beyond the electric sounds and the flamboyance of the stage performances, inherent to the 1970s.

The piano, in its acoustic purity, highlights the emotion and lyricism of this music, and  Thierry Eliez’s wonderful voice, thus elevating the symbolic and dreamlike dimension of Greg Lake and Pete Sinfield’s lyrics.

He invites singer Ceilin Poggi to join him for a two-part interpretation of the work "Trilogy" and a sublime string quartet, specially formed by virtuoso cellist Guillaume Latil, to give this subtle work its full concertante dimension.

 

KEYS OF EMERSON : A double deluxe Vinyl - Limited Edition

About Music 

Thierry Eliez combines several pieces from different albums in keeping with one of Keith Emerson's great ideas of creating musical patchworks of original pieces, classical works and improvisations. The most obvious examples are 'Knife Edge', which features Janacek's 'Sinfonietta', and further on Bach's 'Suite Française en Ré Mineur'. But also the album 'Pictures of an Exhibition', where the trio's compositions and excerpts from Mussorgsky's original work follow one another and overlap.  It is enough to look for a logical junction point to bring coherence to the whole. Thierry Eliez has built this album on the same principle, applied to Emerson’s music.

Line Up :

Thierry Eliez - Piano, Vocals, arrangements

Guillaume Latil - Cello

Gabrielle Lafait - Alto

Jules Dussap - Violin

Johan Renard - Violin

Special Guest : Ceilin Poggi - Vocals

 

About Cover Art

The cover art created by French artist Valentin Pinel, will be inspired by the various works of artists such as Giger, who created the original Emerson Lake & Palmer album covers.

Keith Emerson has always paid a very particular, psychedelic and creative attention to these album covers. Combining collages and illustrations, the visual, an original work, will take up the codes of Emerson's covers by offering them an acoustic dimension, in the image of the sound of the album "Keys of Emerson". Almost mythical, it will echo the surrealism of the works, mixed with their deliberately asserted concertante force.

 

WHAT WILL CONTRIBUTORS RECEIVE ?

I know how much you love Keith Emerson and the music of ELP, at least as deeply as I do.

I know this because over 2,000 of you came from all over the world to attend the Tribute Concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall and hundreds of thousands of you follow our live shows on the internet and love our work.

Because this music has shaped our lives and brought us incredible emotions.

Because this project means so much for me , I decided to fulfill a childhood wish and record Emerson's music for my 40th anniversary. It is a gift that it is time to share with you all.

The final goal will evolve in the light of your commitment and support.

IF WE EXCEED $20,000,  it's not just a single vinyl record we’ll create for you, but a 72-minute deluxe double album, a magnificent gatefold and booklet.

We have prepared unique rewards to thank you:

the 50 first donors will receive the vinyl and the most generous of you, will be exclusively delivered before the official release.

For the even more generous contributors, your name will be “set in stone for eternity”… Well, integrated on the cover art of the limited vinyl edition, that’s even better, isn’t it ?

Especially for this campaign, we have called upon a copyist to edit the piano and string arrangements I wrote for this record... this will be the subject of a limited edition Score reserved for our privileged patrons.

 So come and live this journey with us and contribute to it, it can’t be done without you, that is a promise !

The campaign will end at the same time as the last recording session, on July 30th 2021.

 

About Thierry Eliez

Thierry Eliez is one of the most impressive jazz improvisers and composers. On the piano, Hammond organ and keyboards, his musicality and touch are among the most instinctive and unexpected in the jazz world, making him a legend of French jazz, revered all over the world. He has received numerous awards, and his discretion is matched only by his visceral virtuosity

2021 marks 40 years of a phenomenal career, an opportunity for a musical retrospective of the artist's extraordinary career.

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This offer includes :

Keys Of Emerson Project Hi-Res Download (24-bit/96hz)

- The Keys of Emerson project recording via download (WAV or FLAC format) (estimated delivery Nov 2021)

- Downloadable project cover art

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Keys Of Emerson Project Hi-Res Download (24-bit/96hz)

- The Keys of Emerson project recording via download (WAV or FLAC format) (estimated delivery Nov 2021)

- Downloadable project cover art

Keys Of Emerson - Double Vinyl Set With Premium Packaging ( mail order)

Estimated shipping : November 2021

The Keys of Enigma vinyl offer gives me the opportunity to share with you the creation of a new project, new arrangements, through Sonicly, to allow the pressing of a limited edition double album, and to reserve one especially for you, now.

At the end of the project, you will receive your beautifully designed Keys of Enigma  Double Deluxe Vinyl via mail, to give you something that is truly unique.

I hope you will join the fun on this project that is only made possible by you, the participants!

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This offer includes :

Keys Of Emerson Project Hi-Res Download (24-bit/96hz)

- The Keys of Emerson project recording via download (WAV or FLAC format) (estimated delivery Nov 2021)

- Downloadable project cover art

Keys Of Emerson - Double Deluxe Vinyl Set With Premium Packaging - Signed by Thierry ELIEZ (mail order)

Estimated shipping : November 2021

+ SPECIAL ACCESS :

Keys of Emerson - Signed Vinyl participants will get a unique look into my entire creative process from start to finish, all to be delivered to you as events actually unfold.

I look forward to taking you on this fresh journey through exclusive videos, archives, photos and news, keeping you up to date every step of the way.

 

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€500 

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The previous one 

Keys Of Emerson - Double Deluxe Vinyl Set With Premium Packaging - Signed by Thierry ELIEZ (mail order)

Keys Of Emerson Project Hi-Res Download (24-bit/96hz) + Cover Art Download

Estimated shipping : November 2021

+ SPECIAL ACCESS :

Keys of Emerson - PREMIUM participants will get a unique look into my entire creative process from start to finish, all to be delivered to you as events actually unfold.( Exclusive videos, archives, photos, interview,...)

++ The digital Score of the strings arrangements written by Thierry Eliez for the song "Knife Edge"

To thank you for your precious contribution, your name will put on my new website as a Premium member

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€1,000 

The DELUXE Offer includes the previous one :

Double Deluxe Vinyl set signed by Thierry Eliez and [NEW] signed by Ceilin Poggi + Download Project Hi-Res & Cover Art by Valentin Pinel + SPECIAL ACCESS - Exlusive videos, archives, interview,... + Digital Score of Strings Arrangements of  "Knife Edge" + Your name on the Thierry Eliez Website's - as a DELUXE Member

AND MUCH MORE to thank you for your generous donation :

Your name engraved on the limited Deluxe gatefold - created by Valentin Pinel

A personalized Thank you Note in your Mailbox

The "Nightfears Package" CD + DVD by Thierry Eliez Trio

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