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Works by Eastman grads lauded

Several Eastman School of Music musicians have been named to the best recording lists of three national publications.

Named to the New York Times list of Best Classical Music Recordings of 2015 are Kristian Bezuidenhout; the JACK Quartet featuring members John Pickford Richards, Ari Streisfeld, Christopher Otto and Kevin McFarland; and Brad Lubman, associate professor of conducting and ensembles, and his ensemble, Signal.

Renee Fleming’s recording with the Emerson String Quartet was named among the 10 Best Classical Albums of 2015 by the Boston Globe.

DownBeat magazine’s list of Best Albums of 2015 includes “70 Strong” by the Steve Gadd Band (Gadd is a 1968 graduate); “Fluidity” by the John Fedchock Quartet and “Like It Is” by the John Fedchock New York Big Band (Fedchock is a 1985 graduate); “Housewarming” by Jeremy Siskind; and the Ryan Truesdell Gil Evans Project’s “Lines of Color,” which was produced by Eastman faculty member Dave Rivello, assistant professor of jazz studies and contemporary media.

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