Our new CD
Paquito D'Rivera, JP Jofre,
Miguel del Aguila & Villa Lobos
featuring guest artists
Liana Gourdjia, Violin &
JP Jofre, Bandoneon
"Havana Moon" selected by SiriusXM Symphony Hall “Best Recordings of 2016”
"Thrills and Dynamism from the Transatlantic Ensemble at Steinway Hall"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"…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."
"... 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
For those with an affinity for classical music fused with jazz and Latin traditions, The TransAtlantic Ensemble's debut for the Steinway & Sons recording label titled Havana Moon provides a sound you're sure to relate to. The duo – clarinetist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex – have separate roots in Paris, Berlin and New York City but together they beautifully and melodically bring an entirely global perspective to the compositions of ... (read more)
The TransAtlantic Ensemble’s innovative repertoire, dynamic sound and engaging stage presence attracts and inspires audiences from the contemporary, crossover, classical, and jazz worlds. ...