Long regarded as one of Europe's premier big bands - a group that "manifests love," according to Grammy-winning arranger Maria Schneider - The Brussels Jazz Orchestra has joined hands with Kenny Werner to create a winning tableau vivant of spirited writing and performance. The Institute of Higher Learning
features a sumptuous 3-part suite, "Cantabile," that reinforces in a singular way Werner's place among forward-thinking jazzmen. Textural, rhythmic, evincing cascading swirls of color, it was inspired by and dedicated to Bob Brookmeyer. Liner Notes by Maria Schneider.