An American Rhapsody (2023)


The reed players of Calefax go on a musical road trip across the United States on An American Rhapsody. The album captures several iconic composers from different periods and backgrounds, and reflects America’s kaleidoscopic diversity and its rich yet complex culture and history.



George Gershwin (1898-1937)
1-5. Rhapsody in Blue

Henry Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949)
6-7.  Southland Sketches:
Allegretto grazioso & Allegro

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
8-11. Excursions Op. 20

Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953)
12-13. Sonata in E minor:
Andante & Andante – Allegro

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) /Arthur Herzog Jr. (1900-1983)/
Eric Dolphy (1928-1964) /Raaf Hekkema (*1968)
14. God Bless the Child

Duke Ellington (1899-1974) /Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)
15. Satin Doll

Duke Ellington
16. In a Sentimental Mood

Stevie Wonder (*1950)
17. Overjoyed

Kinan Azmeh (*1976) / Raaf Hekkema
18. Airports for Reed Quintet

Moondog (Louis Hardin Jr.) (1916-1999)
19. New Amsterdam

Performance by Calefax Reed Quintet
All tracks arranged or recomposed by quintet members



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