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Alperin, Misha / Her First Dance
Album:Her First Dance Collection:Jazz
Artist:Alperin, Misha Added:08/2008
Label:Ecm Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-10-12 Pull Date:2008-12-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Dec16 Nov19 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 06, 2022:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Nov 23, 2017)
4.Dec 12, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Nov 23, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
5.Nov 14, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
3.May 10, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Her First Dance
6.Oct 17, 2008:Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
Frozen Tears

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-09-29 
MISHA ALPERIN: Her First Dance
ECM, 2008

Wow... This is beautiful, often tragic music from the jazz/classical borderlands: for piano, solo or in tandem with French horn, flugelhorn and/or cello. Alperin has masterful control of dynamics and space, creating little sound paintings that are open, sober, delicate, and enchanting. Accessible but deep, reminds me of Erik Satie or Debussy.

All marvelous. Fo's Picks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9

1. 6:12 – solo piano: haunting, Asian-flavored theme alternates with rapid spirals; second half is a slow, melancholy meditation
2. 5:16 – pretty piano/horn duet, combines strands of sunshine and loneliness
3. 3:23 – slow piano/cello, classical melody w/Russian touch, pensive & sad
4. 2:39 – slow solo piano, incredibly fragile, very quiet
5. 3:24 – children at play: quick, teasing piano melody, turns serious at end
6. 6:00 – trio moves in very slow, measured steps; piano describes vast space
7. 4:28 – serious solo piano, haunting unresolved melody floats gently
8. 5:25 – soft piano/cello, like anguished waiting
9. 4:31 – no piano: lonely horn on a mountaintop; cello drones, sighs, swirls
10. 7:21 – stark, shell-shocked solo piano, turns meandering, then resolute

[ Fo ] 29-Sep-08

Track Listing
1.Vayan 6.Tiflis
2.Her First Dance 7.Lonely In White
3.A New Day 8.Frozen Tears
4.April In February 9.The Russian Song
5.Jump 10.Via Dolorosa