NADINA MACKIE JACKSON
CORRETTE: WORKS FOR BASSOON
NADINA MACKIE JACKSON, bassoon
Mathieu Lussier, Bassoon
"The members of Musica Franca are exceptionally talented musicians...the music will succeed in drawing the inquiring listener into the performers' world by way of interpretations that are exemplary in every way...the colloquy is outstanding and the fastidious attention to the most minute details is enviable...these are interpretations that sparkle with enthusiasm and showcase the performers' dedication to the repertoire. No question, this is an adventurous and outstanding outing and one that is probably not going to be duplicated by any other label in the near future."
Fanfare - July / August, 2006
"Holy Mackeral! Every time bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson comes out with a new CD I have to 'revise' the standards by which I evaluate bassoon recordings...always to a higher standard in her case! This is one of the most delightful recordings I have ever heard....delightful interpretation, phrasing and ornamentation by consummate artist Nadina Mackie Jackson...What a delight it is to hear how she can make the music 'dance' for your ears! ...absolutely perfect ensemble playing...crystalline harpsichord accompaniments...This wonderful music is performed with just the right amount of elegance throughout - it is an absolute thrill to hear...Everything is so beautifully handled in this record, from the musical interpretation, balance, recording technique, sound presence...Exquisite programming as well! I simply can't say enough positive about this CD. You must all get it and enjoy it as much as I have"
RATING: 5 CROWS!!! Ronald Klimko, The Double Reed - July, 2006
"The musicians...provide striking contrasts in timbre and texture. The results are delightful. The hybrid melding of modern and period instruments works beautifully, especially give the musicians' scrupulous and imaginative attention to phrasing, vibrato, articulation and ornamentation...the solo bassoon playing of Nadina Mackie Jackson...couldn't be more refined, quicksiler or swashbuckling. [Her] Musica Franca colleagues are sophisticated, animated partners."
The Gramophone - August, 2006
"The Phoenix sounds gorgeous on this recording, with this instrumentation...this recording has [warmth and depth] in abundance...The six sonatas are wonderful little gems of music...They make each of these sonatas their own...The music of Corrette is comical, energetic and beautiful. This is a very enjoyable recording, and I look forward to hearing more from Musica Franca."
American Record Guide - July/August, 2006
"...[a] delightfully sprightly disc...The CD is cleanly recorded and the players are superb. The music has a welcome simplicity but plenty of elan. Highest recommendation!"
John Sunier, Audiophile Audition - June, 2006
"The performances are light and transparent...fast movements