KERNIS: Three Flavors, Two Movements, Ballad(e) out of the Blue(s) – Superstar Etude No. 3—Andrew Russo, p.—James Ehnes, v.—Albany Sym. Orch./ David Alan Miller—Naxos
The eclectic musical world of Aaron Kernis is easy on the ears and intellectually stimulating.
JAMES GRANT: “High Autumn” = Sultry and Eccentric; Waltz for Betz; High Autumn; Sextet for Bass Clarinet and Strings; Just a Thought; Ragamuffins; Chocolates – William Helmers, clarinet/Wayne Wildman, piano/Philomusica Quartet/ Jerry DiMuzio, baritone sax – Potenza Music PM1028, 62:28 ***:
Some fairly nice clarinet works; a little bit of a mixed bag.