In December 2008, jazz pianist and composer Ivan Paduart (B) got the opportunity to present his compositions with one of the most prestigious European orchestras, the Metropole Orchestra (NL) : a unique ensemble, with more than 50 musicians, including a jazz big band & a classical ensemble with strings, woodwinds etc... They were joined by two first class and internationally acclaimed guest soloists : Bob Malach (tenor sax, USA) and Fay Claassen (vocals, NL).
The arrangements written for the occasion are simply magnificent and give a new dimension to Ivan's music. Most of them were signed by Michel Herr, but also by Bert Joris, Ivan himself and Jim McNeely (USA), who also conducted the orchestra.
The memorable concert which took place on December 12, 2008 in Brussels is now available on this double cd, released by Mons records (D).
An exceptional album, filled with magical moments.