Addo Records (2014)
* NOMINATED FOR 2015 JUNO AWARD *
They all improvised - Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Shostakovich... but what would that sound like? Or if these composers were transported to the twenty-first century?
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John Stetch's first all-improvised solo CD - unedited and un-premeditated piano adventures.
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“John's vibrant, whimsical and piano-playing is totally engaging - "Off With The Cuffs" highlights his witty and clever sense of improvisation, and is great fun to listen to."
- Lisa Kaplan, 3-time Grammy winner, Eighth Blackbird
"To listen to Stetch pilot these luxury vehicles over the off-road of his imagination is wildly inspiring, usefully disconcerting, and just plain fun."
- David Yearsley, Counterpunch
"Stetch has the musical gravitas to pull off what some could see as mere musical jokes; in his hands, though, these tunes have become more contemporary songs, to be taken no less seriously than the originals."
- DownBeat Magazine, 4 stars
“FANTASTIC! There is such clarity and so much humor in Stetch’s playing! I have always loved that about him.”
- Rufus Reid, bassist, composer and bandleader
"John Stetch has a unique voice and travels freely between musical styles. He does all of this with overwhelming virtuosity."
- Alex Fiterstein, clarinetist, 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient
"Imaginative, rigorous, and truly personal takes on the classics!"
- Joseph Lin, The Julliard String Quartet
Solo piano at the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival - date & venue TBA
Music by the Sea Festival
Solo piano tour of Canada - dates & venues TBA
"Stetching Our Minds" is a casual conversation with engaging people in the arts and sciences.
John Stetch - Mozart Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat, K.333
John Stetch - JS Bach, Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Part III (arr Stetch)