The histories of two Iowa towns (one real and fictional) have inspired the two extended works by Harvey Sollberger. The Red Cedar Trio – Jan Boland (flute) John Dowdall (guitar) Carey Bostian (cello) – are joined by Anthony Devroye (viola), Miera Kim (violin), Nancy McFarland Gaub (violin) and Lisa Ponton (viola).
Pianist/Composer Helen Sung's latest musical statement can be heard at the center, literally & figuratively, of her Concord Records debut: Anthem for a New Day, a 10-song set featuring a talented, diverse sextet including guest turns by Paquito D’Rivera & Regina Carter.
"Venezuelan Suite is pianist Edward Simon's love letter to his homeland, but that's not all it is; it's the perfect confluence of Venezuelan ideals, jazz language and chamber-esque sophistication. In short, it's a masterpiece." - All About Jazz