Featuring music from the upcoming jazz Messiaen album. The brilliant vocalist/songwriter Becca Stevens joins the group for Thomas' arrangement of Messiaen's three-part song cycle "Trois Mélodies". Messiaen wrote the cycle for his mother, the poet Cécile Sauvage, shortly after her passing. Most of the surrealist text is Messiaen's own, but the beautiful middle movement's paints Sauvage's own poem "Le sourire" (The Smile).
Becca Stevens - voice
Thomas Bergeron - trumpet and flugelhorn
Jason Ennis - guitars
Vitor Gonçalves - accordion and piano
Michael Bates - acoustic bass
David Palazola - percussion
Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis blend the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America with original compositions, improvisation, and picks from the great American songbook. Their newest recording Sueños y Delirios includes original compositions and new arrangements of the music of Silvio Rodríguez, Milton Nascimento, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Guinga, Arsenio Rodríguez, Stevie Wonder, César Portillo De La Luz, and Pablo Ara Lucena.