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 (strings, winds, harp).
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, released in October 2017 by Cyprès Records (B), also features a guest appearance of guitarist Philip Catherine on one piece.
A series of concerts will follow up.
The "Udiverse" 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.