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Derek Bermel talks 'Migrations' with Spokane Public Radio

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Interview with Spokane PR's Jim Tevenan

Three world-premiere recordings from Grammy nominated composer and clarinetist, Derek Bermel entitled MIGRATIONS was recently released on Naxos The album which scored a 2019 GRAMMY nomination, includes Bermel's Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra (2006); the song cycle Mar de Setembro (2011), with texts by Eugénio de Andrade; and the three-movement orchestral A Shout, a Whisper, and a Trace (2009), in performances by the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Ted Nash, clarinetist Bermel, Brazilian jazz vocalist Luciana Souza, and the Albany Symphony under its music director, David Alan Miller. 

In conjunction with the new release, DB sat down with Spokane Public Radio's Jim Tevenan to discuss the recording. Listen to the attached interview.