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Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Second Flight (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Second Flight (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:08 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Innova

From his perch, sax virtuoso Jonathan Hulting-Cohen has a bird’s eye view of the musical landscape stretching out to the horizon:

“For me, in addition to the sounds and aesthetics of classical music and the saxophone, this compilation of pieces speaks deeply to themes and meanings of flight, of movement and soaring. Flight is reflected in the sounds and colors of the pieces, in their collective ranges of emotions and techniques. To me, the energy of flight feels as urgent, dangerous, and effortful as it does graceful, powerful, and expansive… I worked closely with the composers on finessing my interpretations, as well as score revisions, to illuminate the edges of timbre, genre, and aesthetic. These principles carried over to conversations with sound engineers throughout the recording and post-production processes. The result is Second Flight.”

Second Flight presents eight genre-hopping world premieres, some solos, some collaborations. Rudresh Mahanthappa’s I Choose You for two alto saxophones, inspired by Pokèmon battles, draws on the improvisational traditions in both classical and jazz traditions. Eric Wubbels recalls the inter-genre work of Anthony Braxton and Matthias Spahlinger in his saxophone and drumset duo, Axamer Folio, while Annika Socolofsky draws new sounds out of the saxophone and piano with multiphonics, cello bow hair, and an e-bow to evoke the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. Ingrid Arauco approaches Ruby without extended techniques, committing instead to the wide breadth of tonal possibilities characteristic of the saxophone. Felipe Salles combines the call of the Brazilian uirapuru bird with an electronic jazz quartet to create a rhythmic and driving work in conversation with 20th Century classical music.


1. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – I. Opening and Refrain
2. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – II. —
3. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – III. —
4. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – IV. —
5. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – V. —
6. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – VI. —
7. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Axamer Folio
8. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Rise
9. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Flying Fancy
10. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Ruby
11. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Spira B
12. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Second Flight
13. Jonathan Hulting-Cohen – Uirapuru


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