This latest venture features an entire newly created
repertoire for the 2 instruments. From the soulful
music of Fado, the vibrant dances of Cuba to the
serene melodies of Brazil. An exciting bonus is 12
newly composed parts to well known classical period
guitar works. This is an eclectic stroll through 2
centuries of cool music.
musical good humour, charm, keen melodic sense and a remarkable consistency of mood. This of course is a tribute to the bassoon mastery of Jesse Read, who carries the solo voice over the 64 minute program with the virtuosos trump card technical brilliance in the service of heartfelt emotion. Can you too hear a hint of saudade in the first track, a Fado by Moniz Pereira? I have listened to Stroll in the Cool a number times now and it has never failed to brighten an otherwise overcast, cold winter day."
Andrew Timar / Wholenote / Toronto