Rapsodya

by Robert Prester

Released 2018
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
Released 2018
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
Prester releases a long-awaited compilation of solo piano classical selections, in a carefully curated studio concert format, including the recording debut of his original sonata for piano.
NOTES
Those who think they know the work of composer-pianist Robert Prester from his four jazz albums – most recently, the nimble and playful “Dogtown” – are likely to be pleasantly surprised by the introduction to his classical side that you hold in your hands. And if you are approaching this recording with an awareness of the Beethoven, Debussy, Bach and Chopin pieces he has selected, you will surely enjoy his authoritative approach and articulately executed musical choices  …
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Dogtown

by Robert Prester

Released 2013
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
Released 2013
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
Prester's most recent CD of original jazz after 'Trillium', 'Triceratops', and 'She Devil'.
NOTES
The singular sound you’ll hear on Robert Prester’s ‘Dogtown’ is the delightful result of a lifetime’s devotion to the piano and to creative composition, years on the bandstand in a variety of contexts, and the coming together of just the right musicians to present his music. It’s the 4th recording as a leader by this multi-faceted and well-traveled artist, his first since landing in South Florida several years ago, and if …
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Triceratops

by Robert Prester

Released 1992
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
Released 1992
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
The second CD of Rob Prester original jazz music. An extensive and impressive production featuring more of Rob’s unique compositions- Some R&B, funk, fusion, ballads, and latin. Recorded with all-star personel including Dave Mann and Dean Brown
NOTES
This is a boutique collection of Robert Prester originals, all written in the period shortly after the release of Prester's first recording, "Trillium". Having recorded "Trillium" live to digital 2-track, and enjoying the live energy of that recording process, he wanted to delve into a full production approach to his second recording, "Triceratops". Much attention was paid to detail in the selection of synthesizer sounds, each custom tailored to produce an effect and mood for …
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She Devil

by Robert Prester

Released 2002
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
Released 2002
Commonwealth Ave. Productions
This collection of Rob’s jazz compositions was recorded in his favorite and most exciting instrumental format- jazz trio. Recorded in Honolulu HI, “She Devil” features Rob’s virtuoso piano work, along with drummer Noel Okimoto and bassist Steve Jones,
NOTES
"She Devil" is my 3rd CD recording project, but my first recording as a trio, allowing me more freedom as soloist, and for the ensemble. The collective musical spontaneity and interaction that this promotes, is the reason trio playing has become a favorite instrumentation for me.

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