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J.S. BACH : Goldberg Variations (Dan Tepfer) (2011) FLAC (tracks+.cue), lossless

Tracklist :
1    Aria
2-61    Goldberg Variations alternating with Improvised Variations by Dan Tepfer
62    Aria
Credits :
Piano – Dan Tepfer

DAN TEPFER TRIO - Oxygen (2007) FLAC (tracks), lossless

Tracklist :
1    Oxygen 8:56
Written-By – Dan Tepfer

2    Sweet Talk 4:50
Written-By – Dan Tepfer
3    Billie Jean 5:05
Written-By – Michael Jackson

4    Moment's Notice 3:26
Written-By – John Coltrane

5    Inner Urge 4:36
Written-By – Joe Henderson

6    Not For Sissies 8:25
Written-By – Dan Tepfer

7    Equivalence 9:16
Written-By – Dan Tepfer

8    Every Day 4:33
Written-By – Dan Tepfer

9    Bone 8:52
Written-By – Steve Lacy

Credits :
Bass – Jorge Roeder
Drums – Richie Barshay
Piano – Dan Tepfer
Producer – Dan Tepfer, Fred Hersch (faixas: 1, 7)

DAN TEPFER / LEE KONITZ - Duos With Lee (2009) FLAC (tracks+.cue), lossless

The young pianist Dan Tepfer had been working as a sideman with Lee Konitz since early 2007 prior to these studio sessions (recorded between December 2008 and March 2009), because the veteran alto saxophonist was drawn to Tepfer's creative, open-minded approach to accompaniment. Konitz has long had one of the most identifiable sounds on the alto sax, while he has generally resisted recording for long periods with the same musicians, preferring to constantly experiment. This is only Tepfer's second CD under his name, a duo date for which they recorded a number of standards and improvised pieces, though the pianist found himself drawn to the latter to include on this release. Their ten "Elande" duo improvisations vary widely in character, conceived in ten different keys, lasting from barely over a minute to just under four and a half minutes, in which the two complement and inspire one another, without going on so long that they lose the listener. At times, a song that inspired the "Elande" may briefly come into view, such as the free-spirited "Elande No. 10 (Free for Paree)" eventually working its way into a comical detour into "The Last Time I Saw Paris." Tepfer's "Merka Tikva" is a mostly composed work with a haunting melody, while the pianist's "No Lee" is an eerie solo improvisation that seems like a fully formed composition. They close with an exotic treatment of "Trees," a song from the 1920s that retains its relaxing flavor in a very modern setting. It is probably too much to hope for a follow-up duo recording between Dan Tepfer and Lee Konitz, although listeners who have heard the two perform together in live settings are already familiar with their incredible chemistry together. Highly recommended. by Ken Dryden
Tracklist :
1    Elande No. 1 (F#)    2:23
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
2    Elande No. 2 (Bb)    2:44
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
3    Elande No. 3 (A)    2:03
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
4    Elande No. 4 (B)    2:35
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
5    Elande No. 5 (D)    1:13
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
6    Elande No. 6 (G#)    1:27
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
7    Merka Tiva    7:09
Dan Tepper
8    Elande No.7 (F)    1:57
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
9    Elande No. 8 (C)    1:59
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
10    Elande No. 9 (E)    2:08
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
11    Elande No. 10 (Free for Paree)    4:21
Lee Kontiz / Dan Tepper
12    No Lee    3:53
Dan Tepper
13    Trees    6:01
Joyce Kilmer
Credits :
Alto Saxophone – Lee Konitz
Piano, Producer, Liner Notes – Dan Tepfer

DAN TEPFER TRIO - Five Pedals Deep (2010) FLAC (tracks+.cue), lossless

Dan Tepfer's third CD as a leader (and second for Sunnyside) again focuses on the pianist's polished originals. This time out Tepfer is joined by bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Ted Poor, performing pieces that he has played with some regularity prior to the sessions. The intense "All I Heard Was Nothing" gives the flavor of being adapted from a classical piece, a dramatic post-bop vehicle where the trio operates like a finely tuned engine. The furious "Peal, Repeal" suggests an endless, impossible quest, never losing steam as Tepfer and his rhythm section engage in a powerful workout. "Back Attya" also seems to have some hidden classical roots, though the jagged bass rhythm played by Tepfer gives it a very modern flavor, while Morgan's superb bass solo is also a highlight. The playful "Diverge" is rather abstract in nature, with allusions to concepts favored by Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman rather than just outright quoting their work. The standard "Body and Soul" is usually performed by every jazz musician at least once during his or her career, though Tepfer takes a fresh look at it with his inventive, intricate arrangement. Also of interest are the pianist's use of a brief "Interlude" at four points throughout the CD, each of which differs from the others and stands well on its own. Highly recommended. by Ken Dryden  
Tracklist :
1    All I Heard Was Nothing    6:26
Dan Tepfer
2    Le Plat Pays    6:29
Jacques Brel
3    Interlude 1 (Unisons)    1:07
Dan Tepfer
4    Peal, Repeal    9:30
Dan Tepfer
5    Back Attya    7:46
Dan Tepfer
6    Interlude 2 (Fifths)    1:00
Dan Tepfer
7    The Distance    5:14
Dan Tepfer
8    Diverge    6:15
Dan Tepfer
9    Interlude 3 (Sevenths)    1:04
Dan Tepfer
10    I Was Wonderin'    7:58
Dan Tepfer
11    Interlude 4 (Sixths)    1:17
Dan Tepfer
12    Body And Soul    4:11
Johnny Green
Credits :
Bass – Thomas Morgan
Drums – Ted Poor
Piano – Dan Tepfer

BEN WENDEL / DAN TEPFER - Small Constructions (2013) FLAC (tracks+.cue), lossless

Tracklist :
1    Still Play 5:21
Composed By – Ben Wendel

2    Pannonica 4:00
Composed By – Thelonious Monk

3    Jean and Renata 5:36
Composed By – Ben Wendel

4    Line Up 4:19
Composed By – Lennie Tristano

5    Line 1:57
Composed By – Ben Wendel

6    Nines 6:17
Composed By – Dan Tepfer

7    Gratitude 6:00
Composed By – Dan Tepfer
8    Ask Me Now 5:52
Composed By – Thelonious Monk

9    Rygabag 2:00
Composed By – Dan Tepfer

10    Darn That Dream 3:01
Composed By – Eddie Delange, Jimmy Van Heusen

11    Variation 1 in D minor 3:55
Composed By – Georg Friedrich Händel
12    Oblique Strategy 2:28
Composed By – Ben Wendel, Dan Tepfer
Créditos
Piano, Alto Saxophone – Dan Tepfer
Saxophone, Bassoon, Melodica, Piano – Ben Wendel

J.S. BACH : Goldberg Variations (Dan Tepfer) (2011) FLAC (tracks+.cue), lossless

Tracklist : 1    Aria 2-61    Goldberg Variations alternating with Improvised Variations by Dan Tepfer 62    Aria Credits : Piano – Dan Tepfer