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Hans Eisler: Hollywood Songbook (1943); Prokofiev: Pieces arranged for trio and voice 'Bridges' / Laurent Naouri, bass baritone; Guillaume de Chassy, piano; Arnault Cuisinier, bass; Thomas Savy, clarinet

Album Summary

>De Chassy, Guillaume : Bridges, for bass-baritone, clarinet, double bass & piano (after Hanns Eisler & Sergey Prokofiev)
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Notes & Reviews:

The discography of trio of Guillaume de Chassy, Arnault Cuisinier and Thomas Savy treads a path that skirts and blends the edges of jazz improvisation and classical repertoire. With their second release, "Bridges" adds baritone opera star Laurent Naouri in an intriguing collection comprised of Hanns Eisler's Hollywood Songbook, composed in 1943 with texts by his Los Angeles companion-in-exile, Bertolt Brecht with songs filled with nostalgia and suggested a Hollywood far outside the limelight shot through with an expatriate's sorrow. Completing the collection are bold improvisations based on de Chassy's transcriptions of Sergei Prokofiev pieces with added texts by Russian poets including Pushkin, Lermontov, Tsvetaeva among others. Recorded with pristine results in the 13th century Noirlac Abbey.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
Guillaume De Chassy and the other instrumentalists have recorded jazz improvisations of music by Hanns Eisler and Prokofieff for this unusual song collection.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Abbaye De Noirlac (Cher, France) (11/04/2014-11/06/2014).



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Works Details

>De Chassy, Guillaume : Bridges, for bass-baritone, clarinet, double bass & piano (after Hanns Eisler & Sergey Prokofiev)
  • Performers: Arnault Cuisinier (Double Bass); Guillaume De Chassy (Piano); Laurent Naouri (Bass Baritone); Thomas Savy (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014