World-renowned cellist and music pedagogue, Steve Kramer, is set to release his debut album, American Kaleidoscope, on May 26. The album is a collaboration with Tom Lawton, a Philadelphia-based jazz pianist, and features a range of classic American pieces from the 20th century.
Steve Kramer is one of the most respected and celebrated musicians of his generation. With a career spanning over three decades, he has performed in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Yehudi Menuhin, The Three Tenors, and Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber. Kramer is also a passionate advocate for postmodern composers, working with the likes of Jennifer Higdon, Nimrod Borenstein, and Ib Nørholm.
American Kaleidoscope is a nostalgic journey through some of the greatest pieces of 20th century American music. From Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther Theme to George Gershwin’s Embraceable You, the album showcases the incredible range of Kramer and Lawton’s musical talent. The album also features pieces from Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Stephen Sondheim, and Jule Styne, among others.
The album’s tracklist includes classics such as As Time Goes By, Mission Impossible, and Yesterday. Each piece has been carefully arranged and improvised by Kramer and Lawton, resulting in a truly unique listening experience. The album is a tribute to the golden age of American music and promises to be a delight for fans of both classical and jazz genres.
American Kaleidoscope will be available on all major streaming platforms from May 26. The album is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates the beauty of music and the incredible talent of two of the industry’s most respected musicians. Steve Kramer and Tom Lawton have created something truly special with this album, and it is sure to be a hit with music lovers around the world. Until then, tune in to Steve Kramer’s music on Spotify or wherever you stream music.