23 Feb 2015

Critic's Chair: Alison Balsom Paris

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 23 February 2015

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Alison Balsom (tpt), Milos Karadaglic (guitar), Al Cherry (guitar), Grant Windsor (piano), Guy Barker Orchestra
(Warner 2564 632789)

Trumpet soloist Alison Balsom has released a CD called Paris - a varied collection of Parisian-inspired works, from Ravel to Reinhardt. Dave Bremner talks to Hannah Sassman about Alison Balsom's new direction, and discusses the merits of the variety on the recording. Hear excerpts from Satie's Gymnopédie No 3 arranged for solo trumpet, and Reinhardt's Nuages.