New World Records Releases New Standards Double Album from Alvin Curran


New World Records has released a new double album from Alvin Curran. It’s entitled Endangered Species and finds the composer re-imagining standards on his Yamaha Disklavier. You can listen to a clip from “(I'm) Confessin' (that I Love You)” above, a track that was originally composed by Doc Daughterty, A. J. Neiburg, and Ellis Reynolds. Of the Yamaha Disklavier, Curran has said that it is a “grand piano which allowed [him] the luxury of playing not just its own hammers and strings but [his] entire archive of sound-files: a magic act where the whole world becomes audible directly from [his] finger tips—an 80-proof blend of analogue and digital.”

You can find more information about the album at the New World Records website here. The album is currently available for purchase on the same page. There you can download the full liner notes for Endangered Species.

Endangered Species tracklist:
1-1. Out of Nowhere (1931) [Johnny Green, Edward Heyman]
1-2. (I'm) Confessin' (that I Love You) (1929) [Al Neiburg, Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds]
1-3. Ain't Misbheavin' (1929) [Thomas "Fats Waller & Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf]
1-4. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Take 3) (1940) [Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart]
1-5. Come Rain or Come Shine (1946) [Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer]
1-6. I Got It Bad (and that Ain't Good) (1941) [Duke Ellington & Paul Francis Webster]
1-7. Speak Low (1943) [Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash]
1-8. Arrivederci Roma (1955) [Renato Rascel, Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini]
1-9. Tea for Two (1925) [Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar]

2-1. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Take 2) (1940) [Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart]
2-2. As Time Goes By (1931) [Herman Hupfeld]
2-3. Georgia on My Mind (1930) [Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell]
2-4. St. James Infirmary Blues (1929) [Anonymous]
2-5. As Time Goes By (final) (1931) [Herman Hupfeld]
2-6. A Foggy Day (in London Town) (1937) [George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin]
2-7. Memories of You (1930) [Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf]
2-8. Just a Gigolo (1929) [Leonello Casucci, Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar]
2-9. Red River Valley (1896) [Traditional]