1. Jorge Calandrelli: Concerto for Jazzclarinet and Orchestra
2. Daniel Freiberg: Latin American Chronicles
3. Jeff Beal: Concerto for Jazzclarinet
All three jazzclarinet concertos are part of Andy Miles' unusual and extensive repertoire.
Jorge Calandrelli: Concerto for Jazzclarinet and Orchestra
The concerto for jazzclarinet and orchestra by Jorge Calandrelli was composed in 1984 and is one of the most demanding and exciting clarinet concertos. It makes the highest technical and
musical demands on the performers and requires the highest jazz improvisational skills. The present recording is the second recording of this work.
Daniel Freiberg is an Argentinian and has lived in New York for about 20 years as a producer and composer. Like Calandrelli, he has won numerous awards, and in 2015 Freiberg received two
Grammy awards. Latin American Chronicles is a commissioned composition of the WDR and written for Andy Miles. It is the first Latin-Jazz clarinet concert ever and is based exclusively on
orchestral Latin rhythms. The WDR Funkhausorchester under the direction of its chief conductor Wayne Marshall was perfect for this challenging task.
Jeff Beal is an American composer of music for film, television, recordings and the concert hall. Highly regarded as a jazz instrumentalist and versatile composer, Beal's music often
incorporates a synthesis of improvisatory and composed elements. He won 4 Emmys, 15 Emmy nominations and the Pulitzer Prize for the film music of "The Salvage Man". Steven Schneider for
the New York Times wrote of "the richness of Beal's musical thinking... his compositions often capture the liveliness and unpredictability of the best improvisation.”