29 March 2022
By Ellie Palmer
The Vienna-based musician dives deep for his sophomore album, dedicating each of the ten tracks to ten different people who have fascinated or inspired him. Stream the new album below
Jazz pianist and composer Martin Listabarth has released a brand new album titled, 'Dedicated'.
The album features ten original pieces, all dedicated to different people. Among the dedications are Hercule Poirot (dedicated to the author Agatha Christie) Fairy Tales and Myths (Michael Köhlmeier), The Hand of God (Diego Maradona) and Calafati’s Carousel (magician, showman and pub owner Basilio Calafati).
Listabarth performs Turing's Pattern, dedicated to English mathematician Alan Turing, on YouTube below.
Listabarth comments, "Each track on this album is dedicated to one specific person. I have been trying to collect stories of different women and men, whose passion for a subject I found intriguing. I was looking for things in the life and work of these people, which were not only inspiring to me, but which could be set to music and form the basis for the respective composition."
The Austrian was born in Vienna in 1991, and has performed in some of Austria's most famous venues such as the Vienna Musikverein, Jazzclub 'Porgy & Bess', and ORF Radiokulturhaus as well as at festivals in Austria (Jazzbühne Lech, Jazzwerkstatt Graz Festival), Germany (Klavierfestival Hainfeld) and Poland (Jazz Piano Festival Kalisz).
He released his debut album 'Short Stories' back in 2019, which was also influenced by individual stories and inspirations.
Find out more about the pianist here.
Main image: ©Theresa Pewal