Quiet City (Signed 1LP)
Alison Balsom

Quiet City (Signed 1LP)

SKU: #5054197150593

Alison Balsom’s latest album, hand-signed and available on 1LP.

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“This album has been an utter joy to make […] The concept of this project began decades ago, when I decided that Copland’s Quiet City was a work that everyone needed to hear – especially so as Copland reveals the scene so brilliantly via the solo trumpet and cor. There is a true melancholy in this work that only a certain type of trumpet playing can achieve, and across the collection on the album I’ve tried to show that through the unique lens of the trumpet, the wonderful bridge and mutual respect between the classical composers and arrangers, and the jazz greats can be seen. For many of us, the sentiment behind Quiet City is pertinent at the moment, as we emerge from the loneliness of the pandemic and into another chapter of darkness in today’s turbulent world […].”


Alison Balsom, trumpet

Britten Sinfonia

Scott Stroman, conductor


Side A:

Aaron Copland

1. Quiet City

George Gershwin, arr. Simon Wright

2. Rhapsody in Blue


Side B:

Charles Ives

1. The Unanswered Question

2-3 - Joaquin Rodrigo, arr. Gil Evans for Miles Davis

Concierto de Aranjuez

2. Part I: Adagio

3. Part II: Moderato

Kurt Weill, arr. Gil Evans for Miles Davis

4. My Ship