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Fabrice Alleman
& chamber orchestra

Unity in Diversity

Fabrice Alleman : soprano saxophone
Fred Favarel : guitar (F)
Vincent Bruyninckx : piano
Sam Gerstmans : double bass
Frédéric Jacquemin : drums
Minino Garay : percussion (Argentina)
Chamber orchestra :
the 15 strings of the Orchestre de Chambre de Liège (website)
The Quarz Ensemble : 2 flutes, 1 oboe/English horn, 1 bass clarinet, 2 French horns and a harp.

Saxophonist Fabrice Alleman, a leading figure on the Belgian jazz scene and an unique voice on the soprano saxophone, gave Michel Herr the task to write the arrangements (and a few compositions) for this project.
An additional piece was brought in by pianist/composer Lalo Zanelli (from Argentina).

After a series of experiments with a chamber orchestra and also with a string quartet, Fabrice decided to record the project in an updated and enlarged version which now features a team of jazz musicians, an Argentinian percussionist and a chamber orchestra.
The music reflects all the musical styles which played a role in Fabrice's development and offers a creative mix between classical music, jazz, Celtic music and percussions from Argentina.

The album will be released in September 2017 by Cyprès Records (B), with a guest appearance of guitarist Philip Catherine on one piece.
A series of concerts will follow up.

The "Unity in Diversity" project is available as well with a large chamber orchestra as with a string ensemble, taking also into account the availability of local ensembles in any country.

the Orchestre de Chambre de Liège, Frédéric Jacquemin (drs), Michel Herr (arranger) and Fabrice Alleman (sop. sax),
Studio Dada, Brussels, photos by Jarek Frankowski