December 17, 2013

NEC is proud of the fine showing NEC alumni and faculty made in the Top 10 Album Lists compiled by the music critics of the Boston Globe. The honor roll was published in the Sunday, December 16 issue. Among the best of 2013 were these:

From Jeremy Eichler's Top 10:

Michael Gandolfi '79, '81 M.M. chair of composition (in photo right) - From the Institutes of Groove with conductor Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, NEC's affiliate orchestra for new music. Also performing on this all-Gandolfi album are NEC faculty Richard Svoboda, the bassoon soloist on Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra; Kenneth Radnofsky, alto saxophone soloist on Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, and Angel Subero ’06 UG, bass trombone soloist on From the Institutes of Groove.

From Jon Garelick's Top 10:

Jamie Baum '81 - In This Life

Fred Hersch '77, jazz faculty/Julian Lage - Free Flying (also nominated for a Grammy)

Darcy James Argue '02 M.M.'s Secret Society - Brooklyn Babylon (also nominated for a Grammy)

John Medeski '88 - A Different Time

From Siddhartha Mitter's Top 10:

Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran, jazz faculty - Hagar’s Song


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