BRANT, HENRY: Collected Works Vol 8
Eleven pieces dating from 1932, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1964, 1982 and 1990, several of which are not spatial. Almost all are very jazz inflected, especially the Jazz Clarinet Concerto composed for Benny Goodman (who claimed it was too abstract and never played it) and then wasn't premiered until1984 (this recording), Jazz Toccata on a Bach Theme, Double-crank hand organ music and Inside Track, all excellent pieces for two pianos (Brant himself and Gerard Hommerson) and the first two short pieces, which are also 'light-hearted' and rather show their age. This is an interesting CD, but not indispensable, with great moments and some great pieces. But for Brant fans first.