Monday, July 14, 2008

Episode 072 - feat. The Reese Project, Phillip Serna, David Wilson, Ashley Hicklin & the Troubadours

The Reese Project - "Blissard"
Phillip Serna - Angel of Dusk, mvmt 1
David Wilson - "The Crossing"
Ashley Hicklin & the Troubadors - "Home"

Hosted from Panera on the Strip

Hello everyone,

The Reese Project is a fascinating little jazz group based smack in the middle of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Prominently featured is cellist Laurie Reese, who does an awesome little musical dance with husband Tom Reese on flute. Hip, light, yet powerful - you can cut the sexual tension of their music with a knife.

Dr. Phillip Serna is a bassist with the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra in the Chicago area. He is also well versed in the instruments of the viola da gamba family. This piece is the first movement of Einojuhani Rautavaara's Angel of Dusk, concerto for double bass, two pianos, and percussion instruments.

David Wilson makes his second appearance on this program with a sweet little number called "The Crossing," - not yet released on any album.

Finishing out this show is Ashley Hicklin & The Troubadours, a group out of the UK that includes a full string quartet and other orchestral instruments. Romantic, lilting, much fun

Thanks everyone!

Mark Allender, producer-host
phone: 330-781-4387
skype: mark.allender

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