Trombonist and composer Alan Ferber is a precise and thoughtful individual whose careful, deliberate expression is equally evident in both his insightful way of speaking--and his beautifully composed and executed recordings. As a freelancer, Ferber has tackled a wide breadth of music, everything from big band and small ensemble jazz to Broadway musicals and the beats of Dr. Dre.
As evidenced by his latest nonet recording, Chamber Songs: Music for Nonet and Strings (Sunny Side, 2010), Ferber is never satisfied with the simple approach. His experiments are subtle and complex, based on a clear love of the potentialities of musical structure. While repeat scrutiny reveals hidden depths of thought, his compositions are also accessible on first listen.
AAJ Contributor Franz A. Matzner spoke with Ferber recently, about Chamber Songs, his wide-ranging career and the challenges of uprooting and moving to New York. Read what he has to say in Franz's informative interview, Alan Ferber: Developing String Theory, published today at AAJ.
You can also read what AAJ Contributor Raul d'Gama Rose has to say about Chamber Songs in his insightful CD Review, also published today at AAJ.
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