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Suite William
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 Suite William - A Jazz Cantata
   Lyrics by William Shakespeare
   Music by Bess Bonnier

"Suite William" is a jazz cantata of 15 compositions, two of which are my compositions, music and lyrics. My partner, who wrote the lyrics to the remaining 13 is none other than that "timeless bard", William Shakespeare. Each song had a different jazz feel, a different texture. "It Was a Lover and His Lass" from As You Like It was written in the "groovy" big band style meant for dancing. The "XVIII Sonnet" is clearly a jazz ballad with a beautiful tenor sax solo (in the style of Coleman Hawkins) played by Detroit's own George Benson. It also features my piano solo.

"Sigh No More, Ladies" from Much Ado about Nothing, is a joyful Calypso style piece instructing ladies to free themselves from the foibles of unreliable men.

This project has been an exciting joyful experience for all of us.
Music is the food of love.

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Love Notes
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 Love Notes
   Performed by The Bess Bonnier Ensemble

"Love Notes" is performed by The Bess Bonnier Ensemble, featuring bassist Paul Keller, vibist Cary Kocher and drummer Pete Siers, along with renowned concert pianist Bess Bonnier. Included on this disc are three of Miss Bonnier's original compositions -- "Côte d'Azur," "All of Paul," and the title piece, "Las Notas De Amor."

This project is a result of a collaboration between Bess Bonnier and Paul Keller, both of whom are delighted to share their music with you.

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   Performed by The Jack Brokensha Quartet (AEM Records)

Because this has been favorite for many of you, we're offering a limited quantity of this classic holiday CD.

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