CD Duration: 64.09 / Year: 2014
His second 2014 release and his first ‘solo’ theatre organ album. Playing the new Allen Q315T theatre organ.
I Got Rhythm / S'Wonderful / Lady Be Good
Fiddler on the Roof Selection: Matchmaker / Sunrise, Sunset / If I Were a Rich Man / Fiddler on the Roof
Cavatina (from "The Deer Hunter")
On Green Dolphin Street / Opus One / Lover Come Back to Me
I Know Why
Closest Thing to Crazy
Hungarian Dance No.5 (Brahms)
Friends for Life (Amigos Para Siempre)
"Friends For Life" is Matthew Bason's second 2014 release and his first 'solo' theatre organ album.
This recording heralds the beginning of a new musical friendship between Matthew and the Allen Organ Company - builders of some of the finest digital theatre and classical organs in the world.
The instrument featured here is the new Allen Q315T theatre organ. Equivalent to a fifteen rank theatre pipe organ, it contains Wurlitzer, Barton and Morton organ samples (as well as Allen classical organ voicing) - four organs in one!
The organ was recorded "acoustically" at Allen Organ Studios, High Wycombe, that is to say it was played through external Allen speaker cabinets, filling the showroom with its glorious sound. What you are hearing is the organ in a "natural state" as opposed to being plugged directly into a recorder.
A past-winner of the ATOS Young Organist of the Year Award and Dean Herrick Award, Matthew is no stranger to the theatre organ world. He plays concerts around the UK and abroad and was resident organist at Ashorne Hall, Warwick; presiding over a 3/12 Compton and 3/15 Wurlitzer. Poll-popular with audiences, he is known for his individual style of playing, arranging and sense of humour! Allen Organs UK are proud to present Matthew as their artiste at forthcoming concerts and festivals and look forward to welcoming you to a live event in the future.
www.allenorgans.co.uk - Telephone (01494) 563833