Pierre Genisson – Swing, a Benny Goodman Story (2020) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Pierre Génisson – Swing, a Benny Goodman Story (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:11:16 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Aparté

For his new record, Pierre Genisson honors the legacy of the one known as the ‘King of Swing’ and his worldwide successes: Benny Goodman. Both composer and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois, the clarinetist shared his musical life between jazz and classical music: He was the first to perform jazz music with black musicians in the famous Carnegie Hall in 1938. Though we know most of his jazz standards, he also contributed a lot to the development of the classic clarinet repertoire: for instance he distinguished himself performing Aaron Copland’s Concerto, Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs or Bartók’s Contrasts.
Bringing together these emblematic works with unforgettable hits like Sweat Georgia Brown or the irresistible Sing, sing, sing, Pierre Genisson makes Benny Goodman’s star shine brighter and proves once again, alongside with the brilliant musicians of the BBC Concert Orchestra, all the extent of his talent.

1. Sing, sing, sing (with a swing) (3:39)
2. Concerto for clarinet, strings and harp: I. Slowly and expressively (8:57)
3. Concerto for clarinet, strings and harp: II. Rather fast (8:11)
4. Chicago (3:54)
5. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs: I. Prelude (1:46)
6. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs: II. Fugue (1:48)
7. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs: III. Riffs (4:26)
8. Sweet Lorraine (6:11)
9. Ebony Concerto: I. Allegro moderato (3:15)
10. Ebony Concerto: II. Andante (2:13)
11. Ebony Concerto: III. Moderato con moto (3:41)
12. Stompin’ at the Savoy (3:35)
13. Sweet Georgia Brown (3:04)
14. Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano, Sz. 111: I. Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance) (Bonus Track) (5:12)
15. Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano, Sz. 111: II. Pihenö (Relaxation) (Bonus Track) (4:32)
16. Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano, Sz. 111: III. Sebes (Fast Dance) (Bonus Track) (6:58)