Discography

My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over - Nathaniel Dett, pleayed by Clipper EricksonThe groundbreaking release of the complete piano works of African descent composer Nathaniel Dett, was honored by Gramophone UK as an editor’s choice. Dett’s rich, romantic and powerful music is united with his amazing gift for creating beautiful pianistic colors. Available Online: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify

Dawn and Twilight

Recorded with British violinist Andrew Kirkman, is the premiere recording of the first and last violin sonatas of Cyril Scott, representing the mysticism and élan of his youth, and the crystalized beauty of his late works. Available online: Amazon

Antarctic Convergence

NEOS_11315_ConvergenceReleased in fall 2013 by the NEOS label of Munich, features Erickson’s solo piano performances of soulful and moving music by jazz pianist Laurie Altman.

Passion in Color

passion_in_color_smCritics use words like “color”, “power,” and “breathtaking” to describe Clipper’s performances. “Passion in Color” showcases his diverse range with music by Liszt, Nathaniel Dett, Rachmaninoff, Laurie Altman and more.
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Orchestra of One, Vol. 2

orchonev2Released 2009
The possibilities of the piano are stretched to the limit in this collection of transcriptions encompassing the sublime reverence of J. S. Bach to the opulent sensuality of Ravel. An Orchestra of One Vol. 2 features music for the opera and ballet stage in astonishing versions for piano solo.

American Eclectic

eclecticReleased 2005
An exploration of the almost incredible variety of American piano styles from 19th century romanticism to music of the 21st. Music by Amy Cheney-Beach, Charles Griffes, Fats Waller, James Johnson, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, George Crumb and Daniel Barta.

Erickson plays with a wonderful sense of style. What a pleasure. The clarity with which he shapes phrases and leads the ear suggests that he thinks and interprets like a composer . . . The effects he achieves are quite stunning.”
American Record Guide

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The Mystic and the Muse

mysticReleased 2004
Clipper Erickson performs and records for the first time the deliciously elegant piano music of the great British song writer Roger Quilter and the selections of the multi-faceted piano music of British composer, writer and philosopher Cyril Scott.

To describe each piece of music in this CD and its playing would take a few pages, but suffice it to say this is a CD not to be missed, for it is top notch in every respect. Most highly recommended.”
The Delian

Clipper Erickson plays with heroic intensity; indeed, he brings all this unknown repertory to fresh, vivid life.”
American Record Guide

Clipper Erickson is an effective exponent of all these works. His tempos are reasonably judged, and he plays with infectious enthusiasm. There are some real tests here of stylistic disparity, as well as technique, and all of them are convincingly met. A couple of rousing cheers for pianist Erickson.”
Fanfare

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Passion in Black and White

passionReleased 2004
Music expressing many passions – passion for spirit, passion for fun, passion for virtuosity, passion for life. The black and white magic of the piano brings this music to life in vibrant sound.
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Woven Images

wovenReleased 2001
Music inspired by the visual arts by Mussorgsky, Allen Krantz, and Harold Triggs. Without Borders by Allen Krantz was commissioned and premiered by Clipper Erickson.

Precise, clear, rich in dynamics.. calls attention to an accomplished pianist who plays with complete mastery of his instrument.”
American Record Guide

Erickson gives a boldly colored and neatly nuanced account.”
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American Journey

journeyReleased 1998
Piano music evoking American places and experiences by Roy Harris, Rubin Goldmark, Quincy Porter, John Work, Nathaniel Dett and George Gershwin.

A delightful disc . . . Clipper Erickson’s playing has a winning vitality and exuberance . . . fresh and youthful
American Record Guide

Clipper Erickson plays all of this music superbly, calm and caressing when called for, and explosive and brilliantly virtuosic by turn.Philadelphia City Paper

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