Bernstein, Gershwin, Novacek, D’Rivera: American Music for Clarinet and Piano

John Novacek: Four Rags for Two Jons
I. Schenectady

 

Paquito D’Rivera: The Cape Cod Files
Bandoneón

 

 

Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
I. Grazioso


II. Andantino – Vivace e leggiero

 

I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy), arr. James Cohn

 

Selected by San Jose Mercury News as one of the “Top classical CDs of 2010”
“The duo’s command of works by Bernstein, Gershwin, John Novacek and Paquito D’Rivera is dazzling, to say the least. But what sets this recording apart is the obvious fact that Manasse and Nakamatsu are in love with the music and having an absolute blast. This album is a joy-spring. With a bit of luck, it could be a bestseller.”