Source: Parma Recordings.
Very few things are as cross-culturally understood as music. Concert pianist Jeffrey Jacob knows and feels this profoundly. At the heart of his album DREAMERS stands Jacob’s Symphony No. 5, chronicling the emotions of undocumented children growing up in the United States.
PLAYING ON THE EDGE
NYC-based Sirius Quartet deftly navigates the peaks and valleys of Navona Records’ PLAYING ON THE EDGE, featuring the genius of contemporary composers Ian Erickson, Marga Richter, Jennifer Castellano, Brian Field, and Mari Tamaki.
The clarinet and computer might seem like unlikely partners in a musical endeavor. On Ravello Records’ SOMEWHERE, clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman suggests otherwise. With sometimes rhythm-driven and sometimes atmospheric performances, Cheeseman asserts that these two instruments not only can work in harmony, but that they should.