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Lansky, Paul. / Long And Short Of It, The
Album:Long And Short Of It, The Collection:Classical
Artist:Lansky, Paul. Added:07/2019
Label:Bridge 

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Add Date:2019-07-23 Pull Date:2019-09-24 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:22 Sep28 Jul
Airplays:11

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1.Sep 16, 2019:Mixed Up Class
Lansky: The long and the short of it
2.Jul 25, 2019:Brands Bytes & Beats
Pieces Of Advice: V. Be Insistent (4:12)., Pieces Of Advice: Iv. Be Annoying (4:18), Pieces Of Advice: Iii. Be Patient (3:24), Pieces Of Advice: Ii. Be Proud (4:49), Pieces Of Advice: I. Be Mysterious (3:51), Talking Guitars For Two Guitars: Iii. Fast Talk (2:57). Jazzy, Talking Guitars For Two Guitars: Ii. Let’s Talk (5:31). Western Prairies, Talking Guitars For Two Guitars: I. Repeat After Me (2:40). Spanish Influences, The Long And Short Of It: Postlude (3:28). A Formal Dance Viewed From Above, The Long And Short Of It: Interlude No. 3 (1:18). Classical Mozart Appears, The Long And Short Of It: Long Short (3:45). Mid-Town Manhatten, Quiet Night, The Long And Short Of It: The Joy Of Bb Minor (3:26). Young And Cocky, The Long And Short Of It: Interlude No. 1 (1:26). Strolling Along, The Long And Short Of It: Braided Counterpoint (4:03). Sinuous, A Bit Playful., The Long And Short Of It: Prelude (3:30). Quiet Reflection And Recitation

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2019-07-20 
Lansky notes that the works on this CD arise from his childhood musical experience with guitar and wind instruments. “The Long and Short of It was inspired by the third mvmt adagio of Mozart’s Serenade for Winds K361.” The harmonies are mildly dissonant, but generally pleasant. The prelude, postlude and 3 short interludes (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) consist of “Mozart’s rhythm accompanying a solo for a different [wind] instrument in the [Windscape] quintet.” The prelude mimics Mozart’s quiet atmosphere, but the melody is original. The 4 main mvmts are about rhythm, harmony and counterpoint. The images conveyed are shown by each track. Talking Guitars ranges in evocations from Spain and the early US West to jazz. The composer’s titles describe well the musical messages in each mvmt of Pieces of Advice except track 16, which is a dialogue between annoyed brass and calming winds., with the piano alternating the side taken. Be Insistent is both insistent and hurried.

Track Listing
1.The Long And Short Of It: Prelude (3:30). Quiet Reflection And Recitation 10.Talking Guitars For Two Guitars: I. Repeat After Me (2:40). Spanish Influences
2.The Long And Short Of It: Braided Counterpoint (4:03). Sinuous, A Bit Playful. 11.Talking Guitars For Two Guitars: Ii. Let’s Talk (5:31). Western Prairies
3.The Long And Short Of It: Interlude No. 1 (1:26). Strolling Along 12.Talking Guitars For Two Guitars: Iii. Fast Talk (2:57). Jazzy
4.The Long And Short Of It: The Joy Of Bb Minor (3:26). Young And Cocky 13.Pieces Of Advice: I. Be Mysterious (3:51)
6.The Long And Short Of It: Long Short (3:45). Mid-Town Manhatten, Quiet Night 14.Pieces Of Advice: Ii. Be Proud (4:49)
7.The Long And Short Of It: Interlude No. 3 (1:18). Classical Mozart Appears 15.Pieces Of Advice: Iii. Be Patient (3:24)
9.The Long And Short Of It: Postlude (3:28). A Formal Dance Viewed From Above 16.Pieces Of Advice: Iv. Be Annoying (4:18)
 17.Pieces Of Advice: V. Be Insistent (4:12).