Rivera, P: The Cape Cod Files
This page lists all recordings of The Cape Cod Files, by Paquito d' Rivera (b.1948) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC).
Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.
American Music for Clarinet & Piano
Acclaimed duo partners Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu turn their attention to American composers in this jazz-inflected programme of music for clarinet and piano.
Bernstein’s sonata was his first published work. It is a stylish blend of neo-classical formalism and Bernstein’s keen understanding of popular sensibilities. Gershwin is represented here in two arrangements by James Cohn: firstly the evergreen Preludes for piano, followed by a transcription of the iconic song ‘I Got Rhythm’ from the musical Girl Crazy as the disc’s encore. Also featured are two world premiere recordings – John Novacek’s 4 Rags for 2 Jons, a modern take on the style made popular by Scott Joplin, and jazz clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera’s The Cape Cod Files, written in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Cape Cod Chamber Music festival, of which Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu are Artistic Co-Directors. Individually, Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu have developed vast repertoires and lengthy discographies. Jon Manasse has served as the principal clarinetist of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the orchestra of the American Ballet Theater, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center and New York City’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He is currently on the faculty at the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music and at Lynn Conservatory. Jon Nakamatsu was the Gold Medalist in the 10th Van Cliburn Competition and maintains a rigorous touring schedule.
“Manasse and Nakamatsu find an expressiveness in the music that is rather haunting...[Manasse's] tone is consistently ravishing, and he always plays with an exciting sense of musical direction and purpose...If it's the Bernstein Sonata that's of particular interest, then Manasse and Nakamatsu give what is certainly the best modern performance I've heard” International Record Review, December 2010
“The clarinet and piano combination employed by "the two Jons" offers the quintessential jazz-age flavour reflecting the self-confidence of the US in the early 20th century.” The Independent, 6th December 2010 ***
In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.
After You Mr. Gershwin
This collection was inspired by jazz and great jazzmen, particularly Benny Goodman.
Included are pieces such as Paquito D’Rivera’s Cape Cod Files, honouring the 100th anniversary of Goodman’s birth.
Horowitz’ s Sonatina is lightly playful.
(also available to download from $10.50)
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days. (Available now to download.)
Copyright © 2002-13 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.