Positive / Music for sextet and string quartet
Label: Igloo Records
The right choices ? (M. Herr); Pages and chapters (M. Herr); Unexpected encounters (M. Herr); The positive side (M. Herr); I think of you (M. Herr/Judy Niemack); Modules (M. Herr); Chemistry and mystery (M. Herr); String positive (M. Herr); Second look (M. Herr)
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Bert Joris : trumpet, flugelhorn; Paul Heller : tenor sax; Peter Hertmans : guitar; Nathalie Loriers : piano; Sam Gerstmans : double bass; Dre Pallemaerts : drums; Benoit Leseure : first violin; Pierre Heneaux : second violin; Jean-Francois Durdu : viola; Merryl Havard : cello; Tutu Puoane : vocals (on "I think of you"); Michel Herr : composer/arranger/conductor.
10 musicians : 6 renown jazzmen, all superb soloists, and a string quartet play the music of Michel Herr. Michel Herr, who is known internationally for his talents as a jazz pianist/composer/arranger, offers here music which is at the same time warm and refreshing, a combination of vitality, beauty and emotion. His compositions, his refined arrangements, marked with his unique touch, illustrate his attachment to a music that is accessible, rich in melodic and harmonic contents and built on nice grooves. The strings have a substantial role as a musical partner in the project and the soloists are first class. The dialog is creative and the chemistry works.
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