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By Jack Quartet. By Pascal Le Boeuf and Remy Le Boeuf. Country of Origin: United States. Classical. Listening CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.PAN06).
Item Number: NX.PAN06
This new release is a concept album collaboration between genre-bending jazz artists, The Le Boeuf Brothers, and the contemporary music string quartet, the JACK Quartet. The album's centerpiece is a narrated arrangement of the Franz Kafka short story, "A Dream." Paul Whitworth narrates for this recording. The score intricately weaves together three elements: the jazz quintet, a string quartet, and narration, making for a fascinating listening experience. The Le Boeuf Brothers are "talented musicians and award-winning composers who channel their influences, environments, and resources into works that reflect their own identities." (All About Jazz) Remy is a virtuosic saxophonist and Pascal is an equally adept pianist. They have been praised for their "impressive level of sophistication" (San Francisco Chronicle) and their aim to "pursue a hyperfluent streamlined modern ideal." (Modern Times) The JACK Quartet is "the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment." (Washington Post) The group has won multiple awards, including the prestigious Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award.
About Listening CDs
Listening CDs are traditional music recordings. Listening CDs make a great educational supplement - hear exceptional professionals play the music you're learning! Or, just enjoy listening to the music you love.