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Colors of Time

Thierry Lang : piano, composer (CH)
David Linx : vocals (B)
Matthieu Michel : trumpet, flugelhorn (CH)
Heiri Känzig : double bass (CH)
André Ceccarelli : drums (F)
1) Original version : with choir and strings :
the "Accroche-Choeur" : a choir of more than 50 singers (CH)
The strings of the "Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois" (CH)
conducted by Jean-Claude Fasel (CH)

Arrangements by Michel Herr

Michel Herr wrote 13 sumptuous arrangements on compositions by the Swiss pianist and composer Thierry Lang, with lyrics by David Linx.
"Colors of Time" is a suite in 4 parts, depicting the 4 seasons of life.
This project, which was created in Switzerland, combines 5 European jazzmen, the "Accroche-Choeur", a large choir from Fribourg and the strings of the "Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois", conducted by Jean-Claude Fasel.
A project of extraordinary dimensions : more than 70 artists on stage !
"Colors of time" was created on May 11 & 12, 2012 at the Theatre Equilibre in Fribourg (CH).
A resounding success, with breathtaking emotional moments.
See some Photos.

2) New version : with chamber orchestra
Later on, Michel Herr re-arranged the whole project for the same jazz soloists, but for chamber orchestra (with strings, woodwinds and horns, no choir).

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An album is available, titled Colors of Time.

Thierry Lang (composer), Jean-Claude Fasel (conductor), Michel Herr (arranger)

Premiere in May 2012 in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Matthieu Michel, Thierry Lang, David Linx, Heiri Känzig, André Ceccarelli, Michel Herr, Jean-Claude Fasel

Press quotes (in French)

"Une rencontre détonnante entre le classique et le jazz. Un ouvrage d'une envergure inédite. Deux mondes réunis sur une même scène. Une formule inclassable mais gagnante."
Benjamin Ilschner, La Liberté (CH)