[translated from Italian] Sudden Appearance
is the discographic debut of the young composer Daniel Jamieson - already a soloist in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra - leading a big band. The album offers a playlist of eight songs that begins with "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz) and concludes with "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin), the only two remakes in a program consisting of originals of great interest, both formal and expressive.
Jamieson manages to bring out all the colors of an orchestra and at the same time highlight different soloists. "Alone Together" brings forward the interventions of Alex and Mat Jodrell Lore through a supple harmonic texture , which makes use of a rhythmic structure underpinned from the full-bodied bass of Justin Gray and the precise drumming of John Riley in a performance that combines elegance and funk. The delicate piano of Sam Harris leaves its mark in the charming "Calming," a piece which features the ethereal voice of jihye Kim. She is also found in "Song for Anna," another piece played on slender melodic features.