When Jazz meets the classics, there is a world of possibilities! As I listened to this record, the music took me on a journey, particularly the running notes and gorgeous melody of the MOLDAU SYMPHONY, and the lilting 6/8 romance of ALESSIO’S SONG. The brushed drums add so many colors to the music fabric here. The flow between the Star Spangled Banner and the Puccini’s Nessun Dorma is so majestic, it gives me goosebumps! The medley of Ballade 1 IN G Minor / Nocturne 2 in Eb/WALTZ 6 in Db is creatively and seamlessly woven together – the best moments of each piece showcased. I found the interpretation of JESU JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING absolutely brilliant – really the principle of the Jazz and Classical fusion. The melody is easily recognizable in between the moments of improvisation. What a treat of the classics!
October 25, 2017