This CD includes the playbacks with bonus excerpts from a live concert.
A cantata for 2 equal voices choir and instrumental accompaniment, "B.D. Blues" tells the story of a young man trying to get out of his depression. The work is presented as a series of interior climates that slowly evolve. At the beginning, solitude and blues; then, little by little, the meeting with the other and the dance. Possible staging.
1. Choir, piano, bass and drums version
2. Choir and big band version.
The version with big-band accompaniment uses the same choir parts as the version with jazz trio, but the arrangement makes the choir and the big-band dialogue to highlight the musical qualities of each.
After Camille Saint-Saëns « Le carnaval des animaux », rewriting and arrangements by Pierre-Gérard VERNY, Le Carnav’Jazz des Animaux, for 2 parts Children choir and jazz quartet
By revisiting the work of Camille Saint-Saëns " Le carnaval des animaux " (originally a purely instrumental work), with the addition of original lyrics, Pierre-Gérard VERNY led us to reappropriate this great classic of the XXth century in jazz styles. The texts are by Pierre-Gérard VERNY, Fanja RAHAJASON, Laure JAUBERT, Olivier HOUSER, and an thrilling libretto by Thierry PAUPE.
This CD allows to work individually or in small groups thanks to the very neat voice by voice files with the other tracks in background, but also tutti rehearsals with the playbacks and finally a global idea of the work with a complete realization.
After the original work by Camille Saint-Saëns, original jazz arrangements by Pierre-Gérard Verny, for 2 parts children choir and instrumental jazz quartet. >