Andy Miles, WDR Funkhausorchester Köln, Wayne Marshall & Rasmus Baumann - American Connection (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:19 | 143 MB
The first recording in the cpo SYMPHONIC JAZZ SERIES with the WDR Radio Orchestra of Cologne is entitled American Connection. Concertos for jazz clarinet by Jorge Calandrelli, Daniel Freiberg, and Jeff Beal are heard in performances with the world-famous clarinettist Andy Miles. Andy Miles is one of the youngest representatives of a guild whose members received posts as solo clarinettists in German orchestras (in his case with the Hamburg Philharmonic). Later he made his way to Cologne as the principal clarinettist of the WDR Radio Orchestra. Thanks to his ‘wild past’ as a saxophonist in rock bands, a tin whistler in folk bands, and a clarinettist in various jazz bands, Miles is among the few genuine crossover musicians who succeed in mediating between classical and jazz music because they feel at home in both of them.