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Written by Matt   
Saturday, 21 March 2015

Celebrating The Dark Side Of The MoonReleased at the tail end of last year, by ACT Music, was the album Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon, by Nguyên Lê with Michael Gibbs and the NDR Bigband.

The idea behind a new reading of Pink Floyd's 1973 classic album came from ACT director Siggi Loch and NDR producers Stefan Gerdes and Axel Dürr, whose radio Big Band is no secret for jazz fans. Their idea was bold and aimed at linking tradition with today, combining Michael Gibbs – composer and arranger – with Nguyên Lê, a guitarist known for jumping stylistic borders. Lê draws on influences embracing all continents, and is painted with colours drawn from jazz, rock, and a kind of world fusion permeated with light.

Celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon demonstrates this well, with the album not just covered, but adapted, and expanded in places they felt it was needed for their own experimentation. We heard all sorts of different sounds and influences in it - and at times, it felt like some of the late, great Frank Zappa's more jazzy pieces. Certainly makes for an interesting difference and we're all for novel and unusual interpretations of Pink Floyd's music.

You can order this album now through these direct links: Amazon UK,, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Espana and Amazon Italy.

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