Bassist/composer Alan Lewine, relocated to Philadelphia a few years ago, where he has recently married and reopened Owlsong Productions with his wife, Spanish soprano Ana María Ruimonte. They released two CDs in 2014: Ana Maria Diaz - Arded, Corazon, Arded (www.CDBaby.com/cd/AnaMariaDiaz) featuring Ana Maria singing Spanish baroque romanzas from the 17th Century, and Owlsong - Sampler (www.CDBaby.com/cd/Owlsong) with a variety of material, new, previously unreleased and rereleases of some samples of Alan's recordings from the 80s. In 2015, they released another classical project, Ana María Ruimonte: Alma y Vida de Mujer (The Soul and Life of a Woman) singing arias in several languages from opera, and zarzuela, as well as art songs, all spanning several centuries into the 21st. Three more recording projects are planned for release for 2017.
Lewine possesses a dark sound, powerful and foreboding.
...a composer and a scholar in many of jazz's many-
splendored forms... - Wayne Thompson, Jazz Society of
...graceful bass work... - Willamette Weekly
SOPRANO MEETS CONTRABASS
Another great review from the Music Librarian of the
Philadelphia Free Library: I just wanted to thank all of
you for the amazing concert on Sunday. This was the first
pop-up where, not only did we fill up all the seats we
had out there, but we even exhausted the reserves I had
hidden in the wings