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Review

Piotr Grella-Mozejko, See Magazine, May 20, 2010

In jazz, it is nothing strange to have a CD released by a trumpeter. Not so in the classical field. Amy Horvey is in a league of her own. Among those in the know, she is considered a genius. Big word, but justified fully by what we hear on the Ottawa-based musician’s debut CD. From a point of view of a composer exploring the “uncharted territories,” Horvey is a dream-interpreter. Technically impeccable, she also has incredible interpretive intelligence, emotional sensitivity and a great deal of enthusiasm for even the weirdest compositions, sometimes including strong extra-musical elements. There are two highlights on this CD, namely Cecilia Arditto’s Música Invisible, a fantastically innovative piece with a slew of unusual, yet beautiful sounds, and Apparatus inconcinnus from Canada’s own Ryan Purchase, a theatrical piece in which the trumpet sounds like a happily inebriated village storyteller. Magnificent!

Magnificent!

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