Carlos Franzetti – The Jazz Kamerata (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:18 minutes | Scans included | 2,57 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,17 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Chesky Records # SACD 287
A set of songs written by jazz musicians were arranged for this project by pianist Carlos Franzetti for piano, sax, bass, flute, clarinet, and a string quartet. The results are pleasing if not overly memorable. While the selections are often challenging, the interpretations are more middle-of-the-road and fairly accessible due to the strings. Franzetti and saxophonist Lawrence Feldman take most of the solos and their improvisations are excellent, although the utilization of strings and woodwinds smoothes over some of the rough edges of the compositions, making the results fairly safe if occasionally unpredictable.
03. Last Year’s Waltz
04. Quiet Rising
05. Allison’s Dance
06. When Autumn Comes
08. Van Gogh
09. Very Early
Arranged by Carlos Franzetti.
Produced by Carlos Franzetti and David Chesky.
Recorded at 96/24. Engineered by Barry Wolifson.
Carlos Franzetti – piano
Jay Leonhart – bass
Lawrence Feldman – soprano, alto & tenor sax
Paul Gallo – clarinet
Theresa Norris – flute
Stephanie Cummins – cello
Maurycy Banaszek – viola
Laura Seaton-Finn – violin
Leonardo Suarez Paz – violin