Solitaire (Uri Caine album)

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Solitaire
Solitaire (Uri Caine album).jpg
Studio album by
Released2001
RecordedNovember 22 & 23, 2000
Schloss Elmau, Germany
GenreJazz
Length68:16
LabelWinter & Winter 910 075-2
ProducerStefan Winter
Uri Caine chronology
Bedrock 3
(2001)
Solitaire
(2001)
Rio
(2001)

Solitaire is a 2001 solo album by pianist Uri Caine. It was released on the Winter & Winter label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]

In his review for AllMusic, David R. Adler notes that "Solitaire, the first solo piano album by Uri Caine, is a tour de force… Here, with nothing but 88 keys to work with, he makes music as electrifying as anything in his catalog". [2] On All About Jazz C. Michael Bailey said "The music is a bit indescribable, as its depth and breath are immense. Suffice it to say that the recording is a bit like an Avant Guard Classical recital where the performer has a stream-of-consciousness conversation with the instrument and we, the audience, are eaves-dropping".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Uri Caine unless otherwise indicated.
  1. "Say It in French" - 3:23
  2. "As I Am" - 3:27
  3. "Roll On" - 5:19
  4. "Sonia Said" - 4:51
  5. "Beartoes" - 4:53
  6. "Inhaling You" - 4:09
  7. "Hamsin" - 4:20
  8. "Solitaire" - 5:22
  9. "The Call" - 6:20
  10. "Snort" - 3:52
  11. "All the Way" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:15
  12. "Twelve" - 3:53
  13. "Blackbird" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 6:03
  14. "Anaconda" - 5:35
  15. "Country Life" - 2:25

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uri Caine discography, accessed September 9, 2014
  2. ^ a b Adler, David R.. Uri Caine – Solitaire > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Bailey, C. Michael (2002-09-01). "Uri Caine: Solitaire". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2014-09-09.