Randy Sabien and Brian Torff: Segue
Brian Torff on Bass
Randy Sabien on Violin
Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 15, 2003
This is a compilation of unique Gypsy and fused Jazz pieces, mostly composed and arranged by Torff and Sabien, with assistance from guest musicians. There is a strong and inherent influence of Stephane Grappelli within this selection.
#2 –Manhattan Hoedown – Composed by Brian Torff. This piece sounds like a real Fiddlefest, with sensational Hot Club of France infusions, especially from Sabien's violin.
# 4 – Gypsy Melody – This piece reminds me of the Broadway show, Fiddler on the Roof. It sounds like a country wedding, vibrant and vivacious.
#6 – Star of India – Sabien's violin mimics an Indian sitar, with exotic intonations. This is sensational music with ethnic infusions.
# 9 – Sound of Fish Dreaming – This lullaby, composed by Sabien, has a sweet, soulful melody for the violin. This piece could be vocalized or even danced to, perhaps a Tango.