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Amparo


Release Date: 09/09/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001100502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dave GrusinGabriel FauréRalph Vaughan WilliamsThomas Ford,   ... 
Performer:  Dave GrusinLee RitenourJoshua BellRenée Fleming,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this 2008 follow-up to their TWO WORLDS outing, old friends Lee Ritenour (guitar) and Dave Grusin (piano) reunite for another album that delicately fuses their smooth-jazz tendencies with a classical sensibility. Also returning from TWO WORLDS is guest vocalist Renee Fleming, who collaborates with Ritenour, Grusin, and trumpeter Chris Botti on the stately "Scherzano Sul Tuo Volto." Other high-profile musicians that stop by AMPARO include pop/rock icon James Taylor, who sits in on the serene "Since I First Saw Your Face," and violinist Joshua Bell, who elevates a dreamy take on Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Olha Maria (Amparo)," making this a star-studded classical crossover collection. On this 2008 follow-up to their TWO WORLDS outing, old friends Lee Ritenour (guitar) and Dave Grusin (piano) reunite for another album that delicately fuses their smooth-jazz tendencies with a classical sensibility. Also returning from TWO WORLDS is guest vocalist Renee Fleming, who collaborates with Ritenour, Grusin, and trumpeter Chris Botti on the stately "Scherzano Sul Tuo Volto." Other high-profile musicians that stop by AMPARO include pop/rock icon James Taylor, who sits in on the serene "Since I First Saw Your Face," and violinist Joshua Bell, who elevates a dreamy take on Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Olha Maria (Amparo)," making this a star-studded classical crossover collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Latin American Dances (3) by Dave Grusin
Performer:  Dave Grusin (Piano), Lee Ritenour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 15 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts. 
2.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Lee Ritenour (Guitar), Joshua Bell (Violin), Renée Fleming (Soprano),
Dave Grusin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts. 
3.
English Folk Song Suite: no 2, Intermezzo "My Bonny Boy" by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Dave Grusin (Piano), Lee Ritenour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts. 
4.
Musicke of Sundrie Kindes, Pt 1: Since first I saw your face by Thomas Ford
Performer:  James Taylor (Voice), Lee Ritenour (Guitar), Dave Grusin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts. 
5.
Ma mère l'oye: Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Dave Grusin (Piano), Lee Ritenour (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts.
Composition written: France (1908 - 1910). 
6.
Échos by Lee Ritenour
Performer:  Lee Ritenour (Guitar), Dave Grusin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Dave Grusin; Lee Ritenour.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts. 
7.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Chris Botti (Trumpet), Lee Ritenour (Guitar), Dave Grusin (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts.
This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
8.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Scherzando sul tuo volto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lee Ritenour (Guitar), Dave Grusin (Piano), Chris Botti (Trumpet),
Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts. 
9.
Olha Maria "Amparo" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performer:  Dave Grusin (Piano), Lee Ritenour (Guitar), Joshua Bell (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Audio Engineer: Don Murray.
Audio Producer: Chris Roberts. 

Sound Samples

Three Latin American Dances: Tango en Parque Central
Three Latin American Dances: Danzón de Etiqueta
Three Latin American Dances: Joropo Peligroso
Pavane, Op. 50
English Folk Song Suite: My Bonny Boy
Since First I Saw Your Face
Échos
Adagio In G Minor
Scherzano Sul Tuo Volto

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