Music is a language. It is also a bridge which brings us into contact

with feelings, events, people and ideas with another way being.

In the arts there is a language, which all humans understand, a language without words.


New Release

 

TransAtlantic Ensemble

Compositions by
Paquito D'Rivera, JP Jofre , Miguel del Aguila & Villa Lobos

featuring guest artists
Liana Gourdjia, Violin and JP Jofre, Bandoneon

available at iTunes / arkivmusic

 

"Havana Moon"  selected by SiriusXM Symphony Hall “Best Recordings of 2016” 
(Chosen by the Symphony Hall Announcing Staff)
Can be heard all day on December 31 and January 1 

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"Thrills and Dynamism from the Transatlantic Ensemble at Steinway Hall"
-NEWYORKMUSICDAILY
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Review: Gramophone 

"Clarinettist Miriam Adam, a fonding and former member of Imani Winds, steps out with pianist Evelyn Ulex in their guise as the TransAtlantic Ensemble for a splendid voyage of discovery through the western hemisphere."
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"D’Rivera’s Habanera contains a “Tango adagio” with exquisite Ravelean flavors that is performed with gorgeous clarity by Adam and Ulex. (Their) chemistry is ever present in this beautifully engineered recording by Markus Mittermeyer."
-CONCERTO NET

"Fusing classical and Latin jazz in a most classical way, this piano/clarinet duo with some of their pals added for color find that sweet spot where jazz and classical collide in a most sprightly fashion without losing any seriousness along the way."
-MIDWEST RECORDS
 
"…all are quite well handled by performers who are clearly comfortable playing “fusion” music whose Latin traditions blend with a mellow jazz sound and, frequently, pleasantly rhythmic dancelike melodies."
-TRANSCENTURY BLOG
 
"... D'Rivera is the star of the show; try the sweeping rhythm of the "Vals Venezolano" as a sample. The two Villa-Lobosminiatures are both delicious, and rarely heard. Noteworthy as well is the sound, recorded at the ambitiously named Traumton Studios in Berlin. An interesting elaboration on the crossover tendencies that have always been present in Latin American music."
-ALLMUSIC REVIEW by James Manheim

Review: ConcertoNet

Clarinettist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex are concert soloists and also director-performers of their own chamber group, TransAtlantic Ensemble, championing contemporary composers and so called ‘crossover’ works. ...
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Review: Midwest Records 

If you can't put your finger on what's going on here the reason is because this sounds like some of your grandpa's old Masterworks records that trended toward the exotic side. ... 
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