Erik Norlander "Hommage Symphonique" CD

Erik Norlander

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Erik Norlander – Hommage Symphonique (CD)

Hommage Symphonique is an album of progressive rock covers recorded by master keyboardist Erik Norlander along with the virtuoso band of Gregg Bissonette (drums), Don Schiff (bass) and Mark McCrite (guitar) with Kelly Keeling handling all of the vocal duties. Erik also employed a small ensemble of acoustic instruments featuring Jon Pappenbrook (trumpets and flugelhorn), Eric Jorgensen (trombones), Mike Alvarez (cello) and David Schiff (woodwinds). David is the brother of Don Schiff and, in addition to Don's NS/Stick work on the album, he also fills out the acoustic string ensemble with the new Bowed Guitar instrument. Erik's choice of covers reflects his own broad musical taste, performing songs originally recorded by ELP, ELO, Yes, Rick Wakeman, King Crimson, Procol Harum, Jethro Tull, and Chuck Mangione. The last artist may sound the most surprising, but Erik's stirring rendition of Mangione's Children of Sanchez brings this jazz fusion classic more into Erik's world of symphonic progressive rock. 

“If you listen to only one covers album for the next year, this should be the one” – Pete Pardo, Sea of Tranquility

“I know there are those out there who would consider that a CD of covers is not worthy of being a real release. Well, I’m here to tell you that if you have that attitude you might miss out on what could well be the best prog disc of the year” - Gary Hill, Music Street Journal

Erik Norlander – Keyboards
Kelly Keeling – Vocals
Gregg Bissonette – Drums
Don Schiff – NS/Stick, Bowed Guitar, Contrabass

Mark McCrite – Guitars
David Schiff – Woodwinds
Jon Papenbrook – Trumpets, Flugelhorns
Eric Jorgensen – Trombones
Mike Alvarez - Celli


  1. Conquistador
  2. Sir Lancelot And The Black Knight
  3. Turn Of The Century
  4. Pirates
  5. Clasp
  6. Ocean Breakup / King Of The Universe
  7. Children Of Sanchez Overture
  8. Starless


Format: CD
Artist: Erik Norlander
Release Date: November 24, 2006
Cat. No.: TTMD-1052