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The Aristocrats Get the Orchestral Treatment

Noted jazz-fusion trio The Aristocrats will be releasing an album of music in collaboration with Poland's Primuz Chamber Orchestra on June 3, 2022. The album features arrangements of tunes from The Aristocrats catalog arranged by Wojtek Lemański. Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass), and Marco Minnemann (drums) are featured alongside the orchestra in reimaginings of such tracks as "The Ballad of /bonnie and Clyde," "Stupid 7," and "Culture Clash." Shortly after the album's release, the trio will embark on a 50-date North American tour.

by Jon Davis, Published 2022-05-03

The band says:

This project began when we randomly stumbled upon a YouTube video of Poland’s Primuz Chamber Orchestra performing one of our songs, as reimagined by composer/arranger Wojtek Lemański. Their flawless execution of a highly challenging arrangement (which was startlingly inventive and yet remained entirely faithful to the spirit of the original composition!) inspired us to reach out and propose a collaboration.

The album was developed over the course of 2021, and features the band's original studio tracks remixed along with the added string parts, which leads to the intersting situation of the band's improvisations being treated as set compositions.

See the link below for pre-order information. And here's a video with a taste of the album:


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Related artist(s): Marco Minnemann, The Aristocrats, Bryan Beller

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