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ROSS, Florian: Suite for Soprano Sax and String Orchestra

Composer(s):Ross, Florian
Artist(s) Florian Ross Quintet, Ensemble
Genre Contemporary Jazz
Category Contemporary Jazz
Catalogue 86037-2
Label Naxos Jazz
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Jazz Canadiana,January 2000

Drawing upon the works of a number of English composers for his inspiration - Britten, Delius, Warlock, Elgar - Ross discovered that their "­Kharmony and melody of that period {came} very close to the modern jazz idiom". Re-orchestrating one of their compositions into a jazz context, Ross's Suite began to take shape, leaving room for improvisation by the musicians. The incorporation of a string ensemble and a featured soprano sax "­Kfitted the pastoral 'English' feel the composition should have" Ross suggests. The Event String Ensemble was made up of freelance players who had experienced in a variety of musical settings, and saxophonist Dave Liebman seemed a natural choice for the project. The Suite (1996-98) is in 7 parts, with an overture and 5 interludes

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Review By Jazz Canadiana,January 2000

Drawing upon the works of a number of English composers for his inspiration - Britten, Delius, Warlock, Elgar - Ross discovered that their "­Kharmony and melody of that period {came} very close to the modern jazz idiom". Re-orchestrating one of their compositions into a jazz context, Ross's Suite began to take shape, leaving room for improvisation by the musicians. The incorporation of a string ensemble and a featured soprano sax "­Kfitted the pastoral 'English' feel the composition should have" Ross suggests. The Event String Ensemble was made up of freelance players who had experienced in a variety of musical settings, and saxophonist Dave Liebman seemed a natural choice for the project. The Suite (1996-98) is in 7 parts, with an overture and 5 interludes

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Review By Derek Ansell,Jazz Journal,November 1999

An original and musically satisfying programme is on offer here and on the Naxos label which, for those primarily concerned with value for money, means long playing time and a low price tag. Fortunately, for the rest of us, it is also very good jazz throughout.








 

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