On their new musically diverse an critically acclaimed CD Infinite Winds, the MIT Wind Ensemble and the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble present three long form compositions by three innovative and highly regarded composers: Guillermo Klein, Chick Corea and Don Byron. The Corea and Byron pieces are world première recordings on this Sunnyside release. Klein’s Solar Return Suite and Byron’s Concerto For Clarinet and Wind Ensemble feature special guest soloists, saxophonist Bill McHenry and clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, respectively. The recording “Infinite Winds” on Sunnyside Records, was awarded the highest rating in the June issue of Downbeat magazine (5 stars), and was chosen as one of Downbeat magazine’s “Best Albums of 2015: Masterpieces.” Both of these honors are firsts. It is unprecedented for student ensembles to be mentioned in Downbeat’s highly selective “best of the year” list. Download the Review here.
Stream tracks of the Festival Jazz and other Jazz groups here.