Martin Jones - Birthday Tribute Box Set

A Tribute In Celebration Of His 75th Birthday. A selection of 30 composers taken from The Nimbus recordings made between 1973 and 2014



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"Highly regarded classical pianist Martin Jones celebrates his 75th birthday this year, and Nimbus Records have decided to mark the event by assembling this wide ranging 4CD set, showcasing many of the finest recordings that he's made for the label since his long association with them began long long ago in 1973. Jones' eclectic musical tastes inform a splendily diverse and musicanly package which features works by Brahms and Mendelssohn as well as Gershwin's "Somebody Loves Me" and "I Got Rhythm" and some evocative piece from the pens of Spanish composers such as Albeniz, Granados and Federico Mompou." Kevin Bryan

“As I hope is obvious, I have derived an enormous amount of pleasure from this box. The playing is superb, the recordings are first class and the choice of repertoire stunning. Always when lesser-known composers and works are being issued, some information should be provided. This set is also a model in that respect with a 40-page booklet, bristling with facts, some of which I have also made use of in this review. In other words: this is a collection that all concerned should be proud of. Somewhat belatedly: Happy Birthday, Martin. May you be richly rewarded for all the generosity with which you have served the music-loving public for so many years.” Göran Forsling,

“Martin Jones as a recording artist has been part of my listening experience for almost as long as I’ve been collecting LPs and CDs. Seeing his distinguished and still active career celebrated by Nimbus Records in this way is a true delight. This 4 CD set presents a well-planned programme of recordings from the early days of Nimbus to some of their most recent releases. While in some ways it is a ‘sampler’ of Martin Jones’s remarkable work each disc is a very satisfying listen in its own right. At over 40 pages the booklet is also a highly worthwhile document, including every detail you could want about the recordings, plenty of background on each composer and their work, and a text full of affectionate anecdotes about the artist himself.” Dominy Clements,

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