Kind Of Jazz
Catalog: GEN 17465
Format: COMPACT DISC
Benda, François; Benda, Sebastian
Once again, the musicians of the Swiss Artist Consort embark on a musical expedition: with this album, phenomenal clarinetist Francois Benda is releasing what is already his sixth Genuin album. All the pieces are "kind of jazz" - and "kind of" is fitting description. They inhabit the exciting threshold between so-called serious music and jazz, from the pivotal figure of Gershwin to contemporary composer Daniel Schnyder, whose has been dancing zestfully among all the genres sicne the 80's. The program selection and stunningly beautiful playing by Sebastian Benda and his son Francois make us sit up and listen, and the works by Joseph Horovitz and Leonard Bernstein are true discoveries.