Jazz Meets Classical Song
Cedille CDR 90000 149
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Patrice Michaels, soprano; Zach Brock, violin; Nicholas Photinos, cello; Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
Acclaimed lyric soprano Patrice Michaels, “a formidable interpretative talent” (The New Yorker), conceived and headlines this inventive, wide-ranging project of 26 songs where classical music and jazz find common ground in ways that will delight fans of both musical genres. Michaels has assembled a singular collection of songs, including one she composed, which give the singer and her instrumental collaborators room to gently improvise and swing in surprising and always-rewarding ways.