“I enjoyed all the performances on the album very much as the group plays with extraordinary ensemble, subtlety and humor. The players complement each other very well matching sound, articulation, emotion, and dynamics in a way that draws the listener in and illuminates the musical ideas of the composers. I enjoyed learning more about these composers and their stories, and I enjoyed hearing their music-- they are all worth a deeper exploration.”
“… a very gratifying recording form beginning to end….Going Up? [is] a really, truly wonderful recording. All the tiny details are strong, you all sound great individually, the instruments interact with each other seamlessly and cooperatively, and each and every phrase is played with understanding and creates a forward trajectory. As a result, the experience of the whole captures the deep spirit of the piece.”
“Just listened to Albert’s Window straight through on my big studio monitors with the volume high. Congratulations to you all! It is sheer perfection. A magnificent achievement.”
“This is a wonderful piece of work and it’s so rewarding to hear you guys in this fashion. The recording crisply displays all the complex textures and finer points of interplay and balance shining through in ways that (for me and my hearing, at least) are often muted to some degree in a live performance (which instead offers the benefits of immediacy and personal engagement in the moment). Albert’s Window is a fine way to enjoy your great taste and artistry in a new dimension and appreciate what you bring to our lives that much more fully.”
You can hear us perform Douglas Anderson’s Chamber Symphony No. 3, composed for us in 2001.
Released on Ravello Records in January, 2016.
“The performances are excellent.”
You can hear us perform Grammy-nominated composer Dawn Avery's, Hi'iaka
released on Okenti Records in 2008.