The Five Seasons

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is an interesting jazz version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The great clarinetist Eddie Daniels performs with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra whose personnel and instrumentation is unidentified plus pianist Alan Broadbent, bassist Dave Carpenter, and drummer Peter Erskine. The arrangements by Jorge Calandrelli put each of the seasons in three movements, alternating between straight classical interpretations and jazz improvising off of the melodies. Calandrelli also contributed a closing "The Fifth Season." Daniels plays brilliantly throughout, but the music comes across as a bit trivial, alternating between two very different idioms and rarely trying to mix them ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is an interesting jazz version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The great clarinetist Eddie Daniels performs with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra whose personnel and instrumentation is unidentified plus pianist Alan Broadbent, bassist Dave Carpenter, and drummer Peter Erskine. The arrangements by Jorge Calandrelli put each of the seasons in three movements, alternating between straight classical interpretations and jazz improvising off of the melodies. Calandrelli also contributed a closing "The Fifth Season." Daniels plays brilliantly throughout, but the music comes across as a bit trivial, alternating between two very different idioms and rarely trying to mix them together. Better to get Eddie Daniels' Breakthrough album which is a better third stream effort instead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351501721
  • Catalog Number: 5017
  • Sales rank: 261,680

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spring (4:01)
  2. 2 Spring (6:53)
  3. 3 Spring (4:19)
  4. 4 Summer (8:14)
  5. 5 Summer (2:39)
  6. 6 Summer (3:59)
  7. 7 Autumn (8:12)
  8. 8 Autumn (2:41)
  9. 9 Autumn (5:17)
  10. 10 Winter (4:38)
  11. 11 Winter (2:07)
  12. 12 Winter (6:12)
  13. 13 The Fifth Season (5:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Daniels Primary Artist, Clarinet
Alan Broadbent Piano
Peter Erskine Drums
Dave Carpenter Bass
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Bernard Rubenstein Conductor
Technical Credits
Jorge Calandrelli Arranger, Producer
Eddie Daniels Producer, Liner Notes
Tom Lazarus Mastering
Armin Steiner Engineer
Bernie Kirsch Engineer
Danny Weiss Executive Producer
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