By Adrian Leaper, Arjen Uitenbogaard, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Duncan Gifford, Ellen Korver, Enigma Ensemble, Jan Kouwenhoven, Klaus Simon, Peter Brunt, and The Netherlands Wind Ensemble. By Jose Luis Greco. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.8559816).
American-born Jose Luis Greco enjoys a wide-ranging career and his interests in pop, rock and jazz music have been enriched by the creation of multimedia performances. By descent a Spanish composer, he embraces traditional and eclectic contemporary elements in his music. Geografias del silencio illustrates the quality of silence via "a quest in which melancholy and dream states are mingled" whilst for In Passing Greco - the son of dancers - reveals his vivid choreographic imagination. Kaleidoscopic childhood impressions surface in Off with its Head! and avian memories permeate the beautiful Swallow.