Charity and Love

piano and live electronics
in collaboration with Frank Carlberg

The music on Charity and Love draws inspiration from Mary Lou Williams; her music, her voice, her commitment, her courage. The title track incorporates her voice slowly emerging with a message of love as the piano and the electronic processing weave ever-evolving textures. Many of the other tracks such as Mary Lou, Mary Blue, Zodiac Impressions and Mary’s Aries include fragments and cells from her Zodiac Suite as the electronics and the piano converse in real time.

This project is not meant as a tribute to Mary Lou Williams in a sense that would recreate her music but rather a celebration of her groundbreaking career, her forward looking work and her fearlessness.

-Gabriel and Frank

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