2010 two CD collection celebrating the 10th anniversary of Fredric Slama's West Coast AOR project. This double disc set contains 23 of his best tracks plus five previously unreleased cuts. L.A Ambition features more than 40 top musicians including Steve Overland (FM), Steve Lukather and Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Michael Landau, David Roberts, Michael Ruff, Rick Riso and many others. This release is a dream come true and contains all the finest songs from AOR like you've never heard them before.
In 1832 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) wrote to his sister Fanny that is what about time he wrote some ‘good trios’. He had already started but left unfinished a trio for piano, violin and viola, and started the D minor trio shortly after, completing it in 1839. Mendelssohn’s friend the composer-pianist Ferdinand Hiller advised him after the completion to make several revisions to make the work sound as up to date as possible – Hiller, was a pupil of Hummel was a keen supporter of Berlioz and Liszt. The result is a work of perfect proportions, with a brilliant piano part, skilful counterpoint and a wonderful blend of classical poise and romantic passion. Schumann reviewing the Leipzig premiere on 1840 commented that the trio was a masterpiece that would ‘bring joy to our children and grandchildren’. The 2nd trio is dedicated to the great German violinist and composer Louis Spohr.
Collection includes: Felt Mountain (2000); Black Cherry (2003); Supernature (2005); Seventh Tree (2008); Head First (2010).