American Spectrum - Branford Marsalis (sax); Branford Marsalis Quartet; Eric Revis (bass); Paul Randall (trumpet);...
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  1. Sunset Strip, for orchestra
  2. Escapades, concerto for alto saxophone & orchestra
  3. Lions (A Dream), for orchestra
  4. Friandises, for orchestra
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The American Spectrum title of this disc doesn't really do it justice; "spectrum" is one of those throwaway terms that put people off concert music, and the disc really is quite focused on a particular strand of American music. The combination of program and performers, moreover, displays a canny understanding of the American scene on the part of Sweden's BIS label, which could easily have engaged one of the country's big-name orchestras. Instead, the label chose a good regional ensemble, the North Carolina Symphony under ...

American Spectrum 2009, BIS

UPC: 7318599916446