After what feels like a decade, Gonzales' acclaimed Solo Piano is finally getting a North American release via Toronto indie Arts & Crafts, after sitting in Euro-distro purgatory since 2004. Solo Piano: The Deluxe Edition includes Gonzales' titular instrumental piano album as well as a bonus DVD, which features the From Major to Minor, a documentary about the singer/songwriter/rapper/producer/bon vivant, and other special extras. The double-disc set is expected in stores September 22. To coincide with the release, Gonzales (a.k.a. Jason Beck) will be performing a few shows around the U.S. and his native Canada. Check out one of his rare appearances below.
Sep 23 2009Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California
Sep 25 2009 Joe’s Pub NYC, New York
Sep 26 2009 eXcentris Montreal, Quebec
Sep 30 2009Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
photo Ramon Palacios Pelletier