Sansaz: original music by Brian O'Neill for Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica
Avail. at http://orchestrotica.com/album3 - Sansaz is original "global jazz and exotic chamber music" written for the quintet version of the Orchestrotica. Feat . Mr. Ho (O'Neill) on vibes, Geni Skendo (bass flute), Shane Shanahan (perc.), Tev Stevig (tanbur).
Arab Dance, from the Nutcracker Ballet
Recorded Nov. 2, 2012. An exotic arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Arabian Dance from the Nutcracker uses vibes, acoustic bass, bass flute, flute, percussion, and the unique addition of a taksim/solo on the appropriate Arabic instrument, the oud. Arr. by Brian O'Neill exclusively for Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica.
The quartet's sophomore album re-imagines exotica as a modern genre blending jazz, chamber music and global sounds. Artistic Director Brian O'Neill highlights his latest originals M. de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance and Gershwin's 3 Piano Preludes.