The original Caliban Quartet with their first and maybe their greatest CD. Recorded in just three sessions, this CD ranks as the best-selling bassoon CD of all time, a remarkable feat for the young Calibans! A classic album, part of the record library of any serious or not so serious bassoonist. Re-released by BIS Northern Lights, this CD is known around the world for its versatility and its sheer music-making.
The Caliban Quartet's second album, this was released in 2001 and features pianist and composer Bill Douglas performing some of his joyful classics like Feast, Banana, and Funk for Spain. Also featured are gorgeous original compositions by Marjan Mozetich and Mathieu Lussier, and toe-tapping arrangements by Fraser Jackson and Chris Millard. Also contributing are Celtic singer Kate Crossan and drummer Mark Duggan.
Gorgeous music by the French, late-Baroque composer Michel Corrette (1707-1795): the six bassoon sonatas of "Les Délices de la Solitude" plus "Le Phénix" for four bassoons, and a modern arrangement of his Organ Concerto No.1. Played brilliantly and stylishly on modern instruments by Musica Franca: Nadina Mackie Jackson on solo bassoon with members of The Caliban Quartet and others as the continuo group. Your chance to hear the contrabassoon as the ultimate continuo instrument!
A gorgeous example of stylish baroque playing on modern instruments, this album features Mathieu Lussier playing 9 sonatas by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier accompanied by a sumptuous continuo group that includes Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon, and Fraser Jackson, contrabassoon. Full of life and invention, this is a recording to savour for years!