Music faculty featured on new recordings
New CDs featuring professor Jeffrey W. Holmes, visiting assistant professor Christopher Krueger and assistant professor Felipe Salles of the Music and Dance Department were recently released.
The Aulos Ensemble, with flutist Krueger, released the fourth CD in its Baroque Chamber Music series on the Centaur Record label. The Telemann Album, now joins the Bach Family Album, In Dulci Jubilo, Baroque Music for Christmas, and Jean Philippe Rameau, Suites from Les Indes galantes and Les Fêtes d’hébé. The ensemble performs Baroque music on period instruments. The CD will be available on Amazon.com and iTunes.
Of One's Own, the CD of the Jeff Holmes Quartet, was released by Miles High Records. The recording includes acoustic jazz quartet music featuring five original works by Holmes, who directs Jazz and African-American Music Studies. The CD also includes reworkings of the standards Poinciana and So Long Farewell (from the Sound of Music), as well as arrangements of contemporary and more traditional straight ahead jazz with Latin and gospel influences. The CD is available locally at Turn It Up, Barnes & Noble, Newbury Comics, Amherst Music House and Gerry’s Music, and on Amazon.com, iTunes and cduniverse.
All of the music on Departure was composed by Salles for his quintet, which includes internationally known jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker. In this, Salles’ fifth CD as leader of an ensemble, he blends elements of Brazilian music, jazz and pop, while exploring 20th century classical music’s 12-tone rows, symmetric modes and super-imposition of poly chords. The CD, on the Tapestry label, is available at www.caprirecords.com
Photos: Christopher Krueger, Jeffrey W. Holmes and Felipe Salles