clarinet and bass clarinet
Bass Clarinet and Friends - a miscellany
is released on 21st September 2018, available to purchase on this web site, also via gemini-ensemble.com, divineartrecords.com and usual outlets.
Repertoire ranges from the romantic quintet for bass clarinet and string quartet by York Bowen to the lively modernist trio for flute, bass clarinet and piano via Bill Smith's Jazz Set for two bass clarinets, Dave Smith's Cuban dances for saxophone, bass clarinet, violin and cello, and chamber works by Sadie Harrison, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Helen Roe, Huw Watkins, John White.
Performers: Gemini (Ian Mitchell b clt) and friends
Click below to see an introductory film at
Ian Mitchell's playing is outstanding, combining control and beauty of tone with apparently effortless disregard of the fearsome technical demands. This should be essential listening for all enthusiasts.
BBC Music Magazine
Mitchell posseses a rich and flexible tone. He displays wonderful dynamic control, an impressively smooth high register, and he swoops, slides, growls and gurgles upon demand with effective musical results. His virtuosity is in service of the musical content...Bass clarinettists are indebted to Ian Mitchell for his contribution to the artistry of the instrument and its music.
The Clarinet (journal of the International Clarinet Association)