Unfettered, the debut CD release by Chika & Scott, classical saxophone and guitar duo under Samek Music, has released. The album showcases original saxophone and guitar arrangements of Franz Schubert and W.A. Mozart, including a stunning performance of Schubert's epic Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D. 821. The record was produced by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Melissa Etheridge, David Crosby) and recorded by 22-time GRAMMY winner Al Schmitt and Chandler Harrod at Capitol Studios Hollywood in the legendary "Studio A."
The CD will be available for physical sales on NAXOS Direct in the US. It will also be digitally available on Naxos, Apple Music and Spotify.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's ‘Adagio, K.540’ performed by Chika & Scott on an Antonio Raya Pardo
About Chika and Scott
Chika Inoue and Scott Morris have been performing together since 2016 and have completed a number of successful tours in the US and Europe, with upcoming dates scheduled for Los Angeles, New York City, Europe and Asia. Some 2019 season highlights include performances at the Festival de la guitarra in Granada, Spain, the NAMM Show, the NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) conference in Tucson, AZ, and ICYOLA (Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles). The duo filmed several music videos featuring the music of Isaac Albeniz on location in Gerona, Barcelona, Mallorca, and Granada, Spain. The videos were released by Guitar Salon International (GSI) to much acclaim. Both master arrangers, Chika & Scott perform their own arrangements which successfully capture the composer's intent while also taking full advantage of the unique sound of classical saxophone and guitar.