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The composers said…
Why have I recorded a CD?
Sometimes, I have though in recording a CD with pieces from my repertoire, but I was not too much sure because of the investment of time, job and also money. I found interesting the Antonio Velasco’s proposal because it would be a collaborative project between record label and performer and since this CD would be the first of a new collection of music written nowadays.
We easily arranged our deal in a few meetings and I immediately started to think in the repertoire of my first solo album (I hope that it won’t be the last!) and the first of the INS (Imagine New Sounds) collection of InSitu label.
Furthermore, the baritone is a member of the family of saxophones which gave me such musical satisfactions that I determinately decided to specialize on it in spite of not being a mediatic instrument. So, what’s wrong with that?
I wanted a concise name for my first CD in solitary and the word “Believer” (also the title of one of the works recorded) describes very well my conviction about baritone saxophone and music.
I wanted to record some repertoire that defines the present and future of music. You can here listen to some representative works of the repertoire of the instrument (as Oxyton or Jackdaw) and some recent works that I hope lead a way on the repertoire of this instrument in the next future. In my opinion, music, as an art, needs a permanent evolution. So, I chose a repertoire that shows a wide range of options or styles (call them as you wish…) in music.
Yes, two more things:
- You can get more information about the repertoire and the composers scanning the QR code (we preferred this option instead of a booklet) inside the CD.
- You will also find Premiere Recordings of the following works: Solitudini by Enric Riu, Geometrías 1 by Antonio Velasco, Trois Rêves en Musique by José Luis Campana, Fantaisie et Danse by Ryo Noda and Believer by Jacob TV.
That’s not bad, isn’t it? So, purchase it here and enjoy!