The most adventurous sounds are those that defy restrictive labels and easy categorization. Eclecticism has long been a mainstay of the jazz and pop worlds, where experimentation is encouraged and celebrated.
But chamber music, with its roots in specific classical repertoire, has often been limited by advocates intent on simply keeping old traditions alive. Broken Hearts & Madmen Project is unlike any other chamber music album. It was produced by Roberto Occhipinti, a classically trained jazz musician renowned for his work in Latin music. He has also toured with hip-hop stars Gorillaz.
Musically, the album is global in spirit, mixing Latin songs with jazz-tinged tunes by some of pop’s most revered composers.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.