David Ganc - English
Flautista, saxofonista e arranjador

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The CD Baladas Brasileiras was released in 1996 by brazilian label Leblon Records and french label Buda Musique with worldwide distribution, with excelent reviews and public acclaim

For the first time in Brazil a woodwind player makes a solo record with strings. With ten tracks of brazilian instrumental music, it features such great brazilian standards like ‘Chovendo na Roseira’ (Tom Jobim), ‘Zanzibar’ (Edu Lobo), ‘Nunca’ (Lupicinio Rodrigues), ‘Sao Jorge’ (Hermeto Pascoal) and a few originals that blends brazilian rhythms with string quartet. Launching a solo career, after years embellishing shows and recording sessions of the great performers of brasilian music, the sax / flute player David Ganc, releases his first CD entitled ” Brazilian Ballads”, which highlights the arrangings and orchestrations of brazilian classics.

The idea of a soloist with strings is not new. Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins and many others made anthological records in this lush setting.

Ganc chose to record well known melodies of famous brazilian composers . Leaded by David’s Sax and flutes the songs receive a new vision. This is the major achievement of the CD. Without changing a note, the tunes sound with its usual beautiness, and at the same time different. Ganc’s arrangements, along with pianist Leandro Braga and the trombonist Vittor Santos are vital to the project. The jazzistic background of these three musicians, gave room for the improvisations, always based on the original brasilian structure of the compositions.

With string quartet on six tracks out of ten, “Brazilian Ballads” emphasizes the melodic quality of the songs. With precision and refinement, alto Sax, the tenor sax and the flutes floats hover on top of the arrangements.

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