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The Jazz Kamerata

Carlos Franzetti

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Album Review

A set of songs written by jazz musicians were arranged for this project by pianist Carlos Franzetti for piano, sax, bass, flute, clarinet, and a string quartet. The results are pleasing if not overly memorable. While the selections are often challenging, the interpretations are more middle-of-the-road and fairly accessible due to the strings. Franzetti and saxophonist Lawrence Feldman take most of the solos and their improvisations are excellent, although the utilization of strings and woodwinds smoothes over some of the rough edges of the compositions, making the results fairly safe if occasionally unpredictable.

Biography

Born: 03 June 1948 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Argentinean-born Carlos Franzetti started attending piano classes at a very young age. He studied composition after moving to Mexico in 1970. After graduating from New York's Juilliard School, Franzetti became a director. During the following years, Carlos Franzetti worked along with Paquito D'Rivera, Joe Farrell, Mercedes Sosa, and Chaka Khan, among other talented artists, composing the soundtracks for Beat Street, Misunderstood, and the Mambo Kings and arranging for the...
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