01 Fastidious Notes for solo alto saxophone and chamber orchestra

Chicago Arts Orchestra  | Javier Mendoza conductor

Jonathan Helton alto saxophone


Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52  Johannes Brahms

Orchestrated by Jay Kawarsky

The Arizona Choir  | Bruce Chamberlain conductor

Deena Reedy flute & piccolo  

David Barford oboe & english horn

Charles du Preez Bb clarinet & bass clarinet

Jessica Campbell bassoon

Kevin Cross percussion

Christine Vivona harp

Shiqi Gu piano

Ellen Chamberlain violin 

Robert Chamberlain cello    

Paul Ensey double bass


02 Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes

03  Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut

04  O die Frauen, o die Frauen

05  Wie des Abends Schöne Röte

06  Die grüne Hopfenranke

07  Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel nahm den Flug

08  Wohl schön bewandt war es vorehe

09  Wenn so lind dein Auge mir

10  Am Donaustrande, da stehe ein Haus

11  O wie sanft die Quelle sich

12  Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen

13  Schlosser auf! Und mache Schlösser

14  Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft

15  Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar

16  Nachtigall, sie singt so schön

17  Ein dunkler Schacht ist Liebe

18  Nicht wandle, mein Licht, dort aussen

19  Es bebet das Gesträuche


20 And We All Waited… for symphony orchestra

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra  |

Petr Vronský conductor


21  Episodes for piano and orchestra

Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra  |

Vladimir Lande conductor

Peter Laul piano





Fastidious Notes for solo alto saxophone and chamber orchestra

Recorded May 17, 2017 at Nichols Concert Hall in Chicago IL

Recording Session Producer John Page

Recording Session Engineer John McCortney


Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52

Recorded May 2 - 3, 2018 at Tucson Symphony Center in Tucson AZ

Recording Session Producer & Engineer Brad Michel

Orchestrated by Jay Kawarsky


And We All Waited… for symphony orchestra

Recorded September 14, 2016 at Reduta Hall in Olomouc Czech Republic

Recording Session Producer Vít Mužík

Co-Producer Bob Lord

Recording Session Engineers Aleš Dvořák, Jan Košulič


Episodes for piano and orchestra

Recorded June 30th, 2016 at Studio 1, House of Radio in St. Petersburg Russia

Co-Producer Bob Lord

Session Producer & Engineer Alexei Barashkin


I would like to thank the following people for their help in making this album possible: Jeff and Debra Bakal, Paul Bridson, Regina Carlow, William Casey, Bruce Chamberlain, Diana Dennis, Kam Falk, David Feinberg, Michelle and Alan Flash, Phil and Harriet Freindenreich, Nancy Gifford, Susan Gilman, Fran Gordon, Gina Gordon, Ronald Hemmel, Michael Hudson, Patrick Kenny, Nick Kyrus, Denise Koncelik, Thomas Meyer, Beth Moore, Joel Phillips and Elizabeth Scheiber, Justin Raffa, Michael and Tina Rettig, Paul Rickerl, Jill Seltzer, Tom Shelton, Alexander Soto, Charles Symes and James Penalacia, Kathy Trabert, Stefan Young, Margaret and John Cusack, Ruth and Jack Laks, With apologies to anyone who I may have mistakenly left out. – Jay Kawarsky


Cover Photo John Franek


Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Chris Robinson

Vice President, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Editing & Mixing Shaun Michaud, Lucas Paquette, Brad Michel

Mastering Shaun Michaud

Recording Sessions Manager Levi Brown

Recording Sessions Assisstant Emma Terrell

Art Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison

Publicity Patrick Niland, Scott Feldman






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