First CD Release!

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 CUBE


Band Leaders:
Helen Savari-Renold (Vocals)
Fritz Renold (Alto and Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, alto Clarinet)

Musicians:
Greg Tardy (Alto Saxophone, Clarinet)
Tommy Smith (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Flute)
Donny McCaslin (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Alto Flute)
Bernd Konrad (Baritone saxophone, Bass Clarinet)
Willie Murillo (Lead Trumpet & Flugelhorn)
Randy Brecker (Trumpet & Flugelhorn)
Barrie Lee Hall (Trumpet & Flugelhorn)
Steven Bernstein (Trumpet, Slide Trumpet & Flugelhorn)
Amir Elsaffar (Trumpet, Cornet & Flugelhorn)
Vincent Gardner (Trombone)
Patrik Lerchmüller (Trombone)
David Taylor (Trombone)
Jamshied Sharifi (Piano)
Miroslav Vitous (Accoustic Bass)
Adam Nussbaum (Drums)
Willy Kotoun (Percussion)
Patrick Furrer (Conductor)

Liner Notes by Fred Bouchard

Fritz and Helen Savari-Renold have assembled a truly unique international cast here to express their profound, moving suite on the Deity’s great effort to restore peace and union with mankind. This majestic, joyous work celebrates a message of unconditional love through the prism of Euro-American jazz. The score reflects myriad jazz influences (Ellington pastel harmonies, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Kenton power bursts) and with deft grace and logic blends them with earlier traditions (Stravinsky chords, Lisztian piano interludes, sinuous Eastern modes). As a cube is a solid resulting from a series of right angles, Fritz and Helen assemble the pre essence of jazz and classical worlds into a seamless, elegant and mystical structure. The performance is dynamic, the conception organic, and the score rich in detail and nuance. Listen, learn and enjoy!


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