The musical concept album celebrating the life of Australia’s greatest aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith was released via itunes and Fish Fine Music on 1 April 2014.
KING OF THE AIR, THE CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH MUSICAL was co-written by composer, conductor, pianist, singer Gavin Lockley and award-winning biographer, Ann Blainey.
The recording features singers Yvonne Kenny, Daniel Belle, Renae Martin, David Hooley, Meredith O’Reilly, Philip Dodd and pianist Simon Tedeschi.
Pick up your copy from these outlets now:
FISH FINE MUSIC: http://www.fishfinemusic.com.
“Mathiske’s status as one of the world’s finest acoustic string-benders was established via equally imaginative and virtuosic solo covers of pop and jazz standards….With The Mathiske Suites the guitarist goes a stage further, presenting his works in an orchestral setting ….The Mathiske Suites combines the guitarist’s technical acumen and lust for travel. While predominantly classical in structure, the music is coloured from a wide palette of global rhythm, with the Metropolitan Orchestra’s strings, allied to brass and woodwind, adding sonorous depth”. The Australian, Oct 2014 (4 1/2 stars)
Conducted by Sarah-Grace Williams with The Metropolitan Orchestra
TO PURCHASE: https://www.mathiske.com/buy-cds.html