Renolds Jazz Orchestra
Shanti Records, 2008, SACD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O’s Notes: Helen Savari-Renold sings and Fritz Renold plays sax and clarinet. Together the lead a large ensemble through ten compositions that describe many of the religious events surrounding Easter. Helen wrote the lyrics and Fritz wrote the music. It has a Latin bent with a sense of grandeur. The international cast of musicians includes drummer Adam Nussbalm, Randy Brecker (t), Greg Tardy (sax, cl) and Donny McCaslin (sax, fl). They romp along on “Caiaphas” and the plot thickens on “Let This Blood Be Upon Us!” before the eclectic mix on “Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani”. Cube is a very creative work that includes some strong performances.
Publicist: Bloom Media Relations