Philadelphia Ensemble energizes it up, characterizes what is American in our music

Philadelphia Ensemble energizes it up, characterizes what is American in our music
Pat Metheny's Nonexistent Day arranged into a visit de drive percussion piece 

Vital percussionist Chris Deviney is such an admirer of jazz guitarist and writer Pat Metheny that he chose to organize three tunes from Metheny's quite praised Fanciful Day into a world debut twosome concerto. Playing the piece were Deviney on vibraphone and She-e Wu on marimba, and they are both stunning players – flaunting the shades of their instruments with perfect exactness. 

Have you at any point envisioned the Philadelphia Symphony having foundation artists? For hell's sake, if Diana Ross can have foundation artists then so ought to our Symphony. In the Metheny concerto, the great looking pair of tenors Michael Jones and Daniel Schwartz filled in the songs with verses that didn't generally slice through the gigantic sound of the Ensemble (in spite of the fact that their voices came through magnificently in "Over the Sky"). 

Out of the three developments, "Over The Sky" was my top pick. There was a sentimental bossa nova feel caught in Deviney's arrangement that took me back to the delightful music of Henry Mancini. The gathering of people was so open to the Metheny concerto that the ensemble played another Metheny tune, the hypnotizing "Letter from Home", as a reprise.
Philadelphia Ensemble energizes it up, characterizes what is American in our music Philadelphia Ensemble energizes it up, characterizes what is American in our music Reviewed by Read to Digest on 12:20 PM Rating: 5

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