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Classic Brit Award-Winning Saxophonist Amy Dickson Releases 'A Summer Place' on Sony Classical

by Maria Jean Sullivan   Aug 21, 2014 08:20 AM EDT

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Classic Brit Award-winning saxophonist Amy Dickson released A Summer Place on August 12 via Sony Classical. Australian-born, London-based Dickson has re-gifted us summers in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, taking the listener to a far off, well, modern-day sax paradise.

A Summer Place features arrangements by five-time Grammy-nominated composer/arranger/conductor Chris Walden and two-time Grammy-nominated record producer and trumpeter James McMillan.

The album also features...

“The Windmills of Your Mind” by Michel Legrand, the brilliant theme from The Apartment, Paul Desmond’s “Take Five,” “The World We Knew (Over and Over)” by Frank Sinatra, “Moon River” by Henry Mancini, “We Have All the Time in the World” by John Barry and even Simon and Garfunkel’s "The Sound Of Silence.”

Dickson remarked on the making of A Summer Place to Entertainment Focus: “With this album I aimed to capture the feel of summer in the 1960s--that very sumptuous, still elegant feel, especially from the Mediterranean. There are quite a few pieces from '60s films, which have been given a very cool, modern twist.”

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