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Clair de Lune

by Ernie Mansfield

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Impressionist composer Claude Debussy is probably the most famous French composer of the early 20th century. His orchestral scores include exquisite writing for flutes, as well as many other instruments. Jazz composers, from Django Reinhardt to Bill Evans, have been influenced by him. But Debussy was also influenced by jazz, and world music himself. This single is part of a larger album that will be released soon, featuring other impressionist pieces.
The album cover is a photo taken of the Solar Eclipse of 2017 by Susana Wani. Just prior to the total eclipse, multiple slivers of the image of the sun were projected onto the ground where we had spread a white towel. Since the moon was covering the sun, its a bit ironic that the “light of the moon” (Clair de Lune) is actually the blue portion of the photo.

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released August 1, 2019

Guitar - Ricard Peixoto
Piano - Mark Levine
Bass - Dave Belove
Drums - Paul Van Wanginingen
Percussion - Carolyn Brandy
Flutes - Ernie Mansfield
Arrangement & Production - Ernie Mansfield

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Ernie Mansfield San Francisco, California

Ernie Mansfield is a flutist/saxophonist, pianist, arranger, and composer. He has performed and/or recorded with Dan Fogelberg, Vassar Clemmons, Maria Muldaur, and many others. He has worked as an arranger/transcriber for San Francisco Symphony, Narada Michael Walden, and Fantasy Records. He teaches privately in the Bay Area, and is a musician with the Dioceses of Oakland, California. ... more

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