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Derek Bermel

Canzonas Americanas

Cantaloupe Music

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Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute - Interview with Derek Bermel and Tania Leon
1 Canzonas Americanas: I. El Dude
2 Canzonas Americanas: II. Silvioudades
3 Canzonas Americanas: III. Montuno Blue
4 Canzonas Americanas: IV. Itaparica
5 3 Rivers
6 At the End of the World
7 Hot Zone
8 Continental Divide
9 Natural Selection: No. 1. One Fly
10 Natural Selection: No. 2. Spider Love
11 Natural Selection:No. 3. Got My Bag of Brown Shoes
12 Natural Selection: No. 4. Dog
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Canzonas Americanas marries two postmodern forces – American composer/clarinetist Derek Bermel and the contemporary chamber band Alarm Will Sound.  Sharing a joy for stylistic eclecticism and complexity, they form a remarkable recording that combines Bermel's wide range of instrumental colors with the virtuosic rhythmic ensemble that his music demands.  This marks Bermel's follow-up CD to the Grammy-nominated Derek Bermel: Voices (BMOP/sound) album of large orchestral works.

"Derek Bermel is the quintessential 21st-century musician…staggering eclecticism from a true musical renaissance man." - Gramophone Magazine

"…his music is fresh, creative, and uniquely his own." – American Record Guide

12 New 'ON' this week:  84 Total
SYND: PRI/Classical 24
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