Phil Dwyer: Changing Seasons

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Label: ALMA RECORDS
Catalog: ACD10252
Format: CD

Phil Dwyer Orchestra Ft.Ma

Stopped 1 Changing Seasons, for jazz orchestra - (1. Spring) Composer: Phil Dwyer Length: 9:02 Performers: Ingrid Jensen (Trumpet), Mark Fewer (Violin), Phil Dwyer (Piano), Phil Dwyer (Sax (Tenor)), Phil Dwyer Orchestra (Orchestra) Conductor: Phil Dwyer Orchestra/Ensemble: Phil Dwyer Orchestra 2 Changing Seasons, for jazz orchestra - (2. Summer) Composer: Phil Dwyer Length: 6:53 Performers: Ingrid Jensen (Trumpet), Mark Fewer (Violin), Phil Dwyer (Piano), Phil Dwyer (Sax (Tenor)), Phil Dwyer Orchestra (Orchestra) Conductor: Phil Dwyer Orchestra/Ensemble: Phil Dwyer Orchestra 3 Changing Seasons, for jazz orchestra - (3. Autumn) Composer: Phil Dwyer Length: 8:34 Performers: Ingrid Jensen (Trumpet), Mark Fewer (Violin), Phil Dwyer (Piano), Phil Dwyer (Sax (Tenor)), Phil Dwyer Orchestra (Orchestra) Conductor: Phil Dwyer Orchestra/Ensemble: Phil Dwyer Orchestra 4 Changing Seasons, for jazz orchestra - (4. Winter) Composer: Phil Dwyer Length: 10:58 Performers: Ingrid Jensen (Trumpet), Mark Fewer (Violin), Phil Dwyer (Piano), Phil Dwyer (Sax (Tenor)), Phil Dwyer Orchestra (Orchestra) Conductor: Phil Dwyer Orchestra/Ensemble: Phil Dwyer Orchestra

Juno Nominee 2012 - Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year
Acclaimed saxophonist/composer/bandleader Phil Dwyer terms CHANGING SEASONS as “my most ambitious project yet, without a doubt.” That’s saying something, given a resume full of examples of his genuinely adventurous creative spirit. CHANGING SEASONS is a compelling violin concerto that bridges the jazz and classical worlds in seamless fashion. Premiered in November 2010 at McGill University, it is now destined to find a wider international audience with the October release of its recording on ALMA Records. CHANGING SEASONS is inspired by John Coltrane as much as Vivaldi, and the combination of a large band with horns and a massed string section integrates these diverse musical elements in a truly fresh and accessible way. The work began as a collaboration between Dwyer and internationally renowned violin virtuoso Mark Fewer.
Wholenote Discoveries - December 2011/January 2012
Jazz with strings was a popular experiment when bebop arrived, but mega-talented saxophonist, pianist and composer Phil Dwyer has gone much further, creating a violin concerto integrating jazz and classical music. On the enterprising – and beautifully recorded – Changing Seasons he employs 21 strings led by admirable violinist Mark Fewer and a 17-piece jazz band. It’s a seamless showcase, a pleasing companion to baroque composer Vivaldi’s 18th century triumph, The Four Seasons. Geoff Chapman

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