BMOP/sound's latest release is the first compilation album of Gunther Schuller's works for the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet. Creator of the "Third Stream," Schuller is a master of weaving the structural complexities found in contemporary classical music with the improvisational elements of jazz. Reminiscent of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Journey into Jazz is the story of Eddy Jackson, a boy who is introduced to and learns to play jazz. Schuller himself narrates the work, which was written by famed jazz critic and author Nat Hentoff.
BMOP's CD proves that Gandolfi is a master of innumerable musical characters: lush, theatrical, evocative, and more
“Rose and BMOP are expert champions of this neglected score...a compelling achievement.” (Gramophone)