Composer: David Bowie, Kate Bush, John Dowland, John Harle, Pedro Iturralde, Francis Lai, Alessandro Marcello, Darius Milhaud, Michael Nyman, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kurt Weill, Rudy Wiedoeft, John Towner Williams
Performer: Jess Gillam, Zeynep Özsuca, Andee Birkett, Geoff Lawson, Michael Gray, Charles Mutter, Benjamin Hughes, Nigel Goodwin, Miloš Karadaglić, Andrew Wood, Timothy Welch, Ben Dawson, Tippett Quartet
Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Balcombe, Jessica Cottis
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 979 MB
01. Iturralde: Pequeña Czarda (Arr. Harle)
02. Bush: This Woman’s Work (Arr. Lawson)
Marcello: Oboe Concerto in D Minor
03. 2. Adagio (Arr. Harle)
Milhaud: Scaramouche, suite for saxophone & piano (or orchestra), Op. 165c
04. 3. Brazileira
05. Williams: Escapades – 1. Closing in
Nyman: The Diary of Anne Frank
06. If (Arr. Harle)
07. Harle: RANT!
08. Bowie: Where are we now? (Arr. Harle)
09. Weill: Je ne t’aime pas (Arr. Campbell)
Dowland: Second Booke of Songes, 1600
10. 2. Flow my Tears (Arr. Solomons)
11. Wiedoeft: Valse Vanité
Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra
12. 7. Waltz 2 (Arr. Campbell)
13. trad.: Dark Eyes (Arr. Harle)
14. Lai: Love Story – Theme (Arr. Campbell)
Rise is the debut album from classical saxophonist Jess Gillam. Featuring a collection of classical reinterpretations of contemporary pop and rock songs, the album sees Gillam taking on originals by the likes of David Bowie and Kate Bush as well as soundtrack pieces by John Williams and Michael Nyman.
Inspiring young classical saxophonist Jess Gillam presents her debut album ‘Rise’. It is a collection of pieces which showcase her phenomenal talent and diverse musical taste, ranging from Marcello and Shostakovich to David Bowie and Kate Bush.
Jess Gillam’s new album ‘Rise’ reflects her own musical journey and the pieces which have inspired her in her career. She recorded it with the BBC Concert Orchestra and chamber musicians, as well as celebrated guitarist MILOŠ, who features on the track ‘Flow My Tears’ – a transcription of the familiar Renaissance lute song by John Dowland.
The album includes beautiful cover versions of songs by two of Jess’s biggest heroes: Kate Bush’s ballad ‘This Woman’s Work’ and David Bowie’s timeless ‘Where Are We Now?’. There are also familiar hits from the world of film, such as ‘Closing In’ by John Williams (as featured in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can), Michael Nyman’s ‘If’ (from The Diary of Anne Frank) and the bonus track, Francis Lai’s ‘Theme from Love Story’.
The recording also features two of Jess’ signature pieces: ‘Pequeña Czarda’ by Pedro Iturralde, which she played in BBC Young Musician 2016 wind category final, and Darius Milhaud’s ‘Brazileira’ from Scaramouche, which she performed to great acclaim at the Last Night of the Proms – described by BBC News as the “indisputable highlight” of last year’s spectacular event at the Royal Albert Hall in London.