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Master Flute-player Geni Skendo Releases Exciting New CD, "Acoustic Cowboy"
After a successful performing career in his native Albania, Geni moved to the US in 2003 to raise his jazz playing to a higher level. His studies at the Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory (MM) led to a deep, ongoing involvement with the Boston music scene.
The style of the new release might be categorized as "if Jazz & the World had a baby"!
Geni and his compadres play original compositions & some arrangements of songs from Messiaen, African Pygmies & the Balkans. They also play a beautiful composition from Geni's first jazz teacher, Matt Marvuglio.
The instrumentation is
Geni Skendo - Bass Flute/Shakuhachi/Glissando HJ C Flute
Ben Levin - Guitar
Takeshi Ohbayashi - Piano/Keys
Bruno Raberg - Bass
Noriko Terada - Perc
Dave Fox - Drums
Recorded @ Frogpond Studios
Mixing Vince Welch
Mastering Randy Roos @ SquamSound
Produced by Geni Skendo & Stephen Herbert