Music of Bevan Manson
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Bevan Manson combines his jazz and classical roots in the music on the first disc devoted solely to his chamber music.

Composer Bevan Manson has received commissions for both classical and jazz music from numerous ensembles including the Sierra Chamber Society and the San Francisco Symphony. He is a founding member of the Los Angeles composers' group Improvisatory Minds, an organization that provides a platform for concert music written by composers who have jazz as an extensive part of their musical backgrounds. A noted jazz pianist, Manson was director of UC Jazz at Cal Berkeleyand has served on the faculties of New England Conservatory, Berklee College and the Thelonious Monk Institute. This recording, the first devoted entirely to his music, combines his classical and jazz roots in a unique style that is complex but very tuneful.
Bevan Manson, composer
California Concertino for Flute & Chamber Orchestra
Sara Andon, flute; members of the Hollywood Studio Symphony; Scott Hosfeld, conductor

Bevan Manson, composer
Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano
Amy Hershberger, violin; Jennie Hansen, viola; Wolf Sebastian, cello; Bevan Manson, piano

Bevan Manson, composer
Andrew Leonard, clarinet

Bevan Manson, composer
Love In A Time of Garlic
Irina Voloshina, violin; Jennie Hansen, viola; Wolf Sebastian, cello

Review to come.