Across the Crystal Sea

Across the Crystal Sea

by Claus Ogerman
     
 
Many jazz pianists desire to record with strings at least one time in their careers. Such is the case on this CD by pianist Danilo Perez with arrangements by Claus Ogerman (who previously worked on recording projects with Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson, among others). The jazz group, which includes bassist

Overview

Many jazz pianists desire to record with strings at least one time in their careers. Such is the case on this CD by pianist Danilo Perez with arrangements by Claus Ogerman (who previously worked on recording projects with Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson, among others). The jazz group, which includes bassist Christian McBride, drummer Lewis Hash, and percussionist Luis Quintero, plays acceptably but also often defers to the strings. On "Lazy Afternoon," the piece is nearly two-thirds over by the time Perez and his group make their entrance, though vocalist Cassandra Wilson shines in the dreamy setting. She also appears in "(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings," a neglected gem from decades ago; fortunately, Perez isn't shunted aside by the strings in this chart. Many of Ogerman's originals are derived from themes by classical composers Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Massenet, and others.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Emarcy
UPC:
0602517648210
catalogNumber:
001111902
Rank:
47769

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claus Ogerman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals
Danilo Pérez   Piano
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Lewis Nash   Drums
Christian McBride   Bass
Luis Quintero   Percussion

Technical Credits

Harold Rome   Composer
Jill Dell'Abate   Rhythm Coordination
Claus Ogerman   Arranger,Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Jerome Moross   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Robin Tomchin   Management
Henri Herpin   Composer

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