Eva Cassidy and The London Symphony Orchestra

Eva Cassidy, receives a unique reimagining as her vocal performance of Autumn Leaves is paired with the backing of the London Symphony Orchestra. This inspired musical context was created by isolating Eva’s 1996 live vocal performance recorded at the Blues Alley Jazz Club in Washington, DC and combining it with a new orchestral arrangement by the team of four-time Emmy Award winner William Ross and Grammy winner Jochem van der Saag.The single was released digitally on November 9 by Blix Street Records and is available from iTunes, Spotify and other digital outlets.

Eva

Eva

Ross and van der Saag were stunned by Cassidy’s music while working on a project with producer David Foster, which included one of Cassidy’s recordings. That experience moved them to record demos,of their orchestral reimagining of three Eva Cassidy recordings. Foster presented these demos to Blix Street Records.

The London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra

Earlier this year, William Ross took the reins of London’s oldest symphony orchestra, at London’s historic Air Studios, to record three exquisite new Eva Cassidy and The London Symphony Orchestra recordings. The first to be released is Autumn Leaves.

Single cover

Single cover

‘I can’t possibly find the words to adequately express my thoughts and feelings about Eva. She is one of the most unique, hypnotic and powerful singers of all time,’ Ross explains. ‘Her voice resonates through my whole being. I don’t understand what she does, but I’m stunned by the experience. In ‘Eva Cassidy with Orchestra’, we present Eva in a ‘different’ musical context. We hope Eva’s fans, both old and new, will appreciate this way of hearing her and be, once again, under the magical ‘spell’ of her transcendent artistry.’

William Ross is a prolific award-winning composer and arranger whose work has spanned feature films, the recording industry and television. He has arranged music for artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Sting, Seal, Quincy Jones and Rod Stewart among many others and has served as Music Director and Conductor for Barbra Streisand’s concert tours and for the Academy Awards telecasts.

William Ross

William Ross

Jochem van der Saag is a renowned producer, songwriter, arranger and engineer, who has worked with wide range of artists, among them Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli, Whitney Houston, Herb Alpert, Seal, Mary J Blige, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban and Celine Dion. Van der Saag: ‘There is only one Eva Cassidy, and she is in a league of her own!’

Jochem van der Saag

Jochem van der Saag

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  1. leslie grice

    Wonderful praise and nothing less than she deserves…..music for all time….