...the CD ends with a final treat for the listener, an "encore" track of Paganini's Caprice No. 24, Op. 1 performed live. Camwell rises above the challenging technical aspects of this work to present a dynamic live performance that recalls the musical showmanship characteristic of Paganini. This recording should prove to have a wide-ranging audience of saxophonists and non-saxophonists alike. The variety presented between classical, jazz influenced, and contemporary music along with the commissions and arrangements is reason enough for this CD to be in any saxophonist's collection. However, the musicianship and versatility that Dave Camwell demonstrates in the breadth of this CD make it a truly valuable and enjoyable recording.
Dave Camwell is a saxophonist of the first order and demonstrates easily his technical mastery of the instrument and artistic interpretation of repertoire. His tone is warm, rich, and supple with the ability to flex his muscles when needed...Aeterna is ethereal and imaginative and Camwell’s performance on this CD is perhaps a performing hallmark for this piece...Aeterna is an extremely inspiring CD of beautiful artistic music and Dave Camwell’s saxophone artistry sets him apart from the crowd.
Fantastic and sublime playing!
I love the effects you added to Diminishing Returns. I admire performers unafraid to take interpretive chances.