Release: November 1, 2000 Label: August Son Tracks: 13
Revelry is the much anticipated follow-up to solo pianist Ken Elkinsonâs auspicious debut Midnight Conversation. Where Midnight Conversation shone in its stark minimalist beauty, Revelry provides contracts with its upbeat, playful tone.
Revelry also marks Kenâs first venture with a cover song. His hauntingly beautiful rendition of Jimi Hendrixâs âLittle Wingâ is unparalleled in both its uniqueness and style. Additionally, Revelry features the hidden bonus song âReunion,â which pleasantly surprises the listener after four minutes of silence that follow the last apparent track.
Instrumental Weekly Magazine declares, âFollowing his wonderful debut release Midnight Conversation, Ken Elkinson presents a collection of elegant and emotion-filled pieces on his 2000 release Revelry, Often I am amazed by how much feeling can be expressed using only a single instrument...this album definitely conveys a full range of emotions through simple and memorable melodies.
Bill Binkelman of Wind and Wire adds, âRecommended to fans of the genre and people who enjoy warm rich acoustic music.â
Recorded on an unsurpassable Bösendorfer 200 piano, Revelry is the perfect beginning for a long driver, or the perfect end to a long day. Its sunny yet contemplative compositions are sure to stay with the listener long after the CD stops playing.