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Dan Clucas's Lost Iguana Ensemble: Do You Know The Ways

Read "Do You Know The Ways" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

There is nothing conventional in the sound worlds of Los Angeles-based composer and cornetist/flutist Dan Clucas. He rarely release an album; his last official release with his Immediately quintet was Exile (pfMentum, 2006), though he released four albums in 2011 on his Bandcamp page, two of which were solo recordings and solos/duos with a computer program. Do You Know The Ways features unique instrumentation for quintet: cello, two drums, tuba and Clucas (on cornet and flute), performing two long compositions ...


Emmanuel

Michel Colombier, one of the most prolific French film composers for over four decades, was enthralled by the sound of American jazz. He released this touching piece on his album "Wings" in 1972 and dedicated it to his son "Emmanuel" who passed away at the age of 5. On the recommendation of my producer Chris Montgomery, I arranged it for my Album "Without You" and recorded the music video in Oktaven Audio Studios, NY under the fantastic direction of Michael Robayo & Site B Studios featuring Simon Mulligan on piano. The recordings of Chris Botti and Branford Marsalis also highlight this incredibly sublime music.

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