Recording is underway for Intersection...
It would take more than the Polar Vortex to stop the INTERSECTION recording sessions. After two cancelled flights, rented cars, and hundreds of miles driven, the INTERSECTION ensemble gathered on Wednesday to begin recording.
Soprano Patrice Michaels, pianist Kuang-Hao Huang, cellist Nick Photinos, and violinist Zach Brock are bringing to life new commissions and rarely heard music exploring the relationships between jazz and classical song.
INTERSECTION will present music from more than 15 different composers. Today's big project was recording "Neighborhood Songs" by Randy Bauer, a brand-new song cycle about people and places in Andersonville, Cedille's very own locale. The quartet also had fun with guest percussionist Dedè Sampaio, who sat in for a new, jazz-meets-classical arrangement of Jobim's "Lamento no morro." Tomorrow, it's on to Chicagoan Pete Labella's arrangement of two tunes by Billy Strayhorn, a duet for Nick and Patrice by featured composer Laurie Altman, and music by Swedish composer Nils Lindberg.
The CD is projected to be released in Fall 2014. Thank you again for your support of this very special project!
Stay tuned...we'll keep you posted on our progress!