Album Remarks & Appraisals:
It is rare to hear a composition for big band paired with a classical chorus, but composer Siobhan Lamb is known for bringing these seemingly disparate elements together with a deft hand. Pairing this musical palette with texts from the Oscar Wilde story of the same name yields a unique result. The Nightingale and the Rose was originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band and Symphonic Choir in Germany, but is here performed in a new incarnation by the Danish Radio Big Band & Choir.
Personnel: Per Gade (guitar); Nicolai Schultz, Peter Fuglsang, Uffe Markussen, Anders Gaardmand, Hans Ulrik (saxophone); Christer Gustafsson, Anders Gustafsson, Mads la Cour, Thomas Kjærgaard, Jens Godtholt (trumpet); Steen Hansen, Annette Huseby Saxe, Daniel Clemmensen, Vincent Nilsson (trombone); Henrik Gunde (piano); Kasper Vadsholt (acoustic bass); Soren Frost (drums).
Audio Mixer: Lars C. Bruun.
Photographer: Flemming Nielsen.