The incredible classical mandolinist,Carlo Aonzo, and I have been friends for many years. We had played a few of the wonderful Bach Inventions and at some point we decided to record all 15 of them. What a project!
Here is a sample, Invention #13.
Carlo lives in Savona, Italy, so we had to prepare the manuscript and rehearse via the internet and some Skype phone sessions. Finally, Carlo was here in NJ for a while and we were fortunate to get the talented Bob Harris to engineer the project. Once it was finished and mastered, the Hal Leonard company expressed interest in doing a book. We are happy to say that the book is now available and provides a download code for the audio, so anyone can enjoy playing this fantastic music!
I was born into a classical music household. My mother, Phyllis Mansfield Carlini, was a brilliant pianist, student of Harold Bauer, and on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. My father, Luigi Carlini, was a violinist in the New York Philharmonic for 25 years. I have a lifetime love for classical music and for all of the “Great Composers”.
Classical music in all of its forms is incredible ground for interpretation through the prism of jazz arranging. This recording of my impressions of Maurice Ravel‘s master work, Bolero, was done first on score paper, and then played into Logic on my Godin ACS.