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Seeker

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

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ジャンル
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カタログNo
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LEO68
組み枚数
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1
レーベル
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Leo
オリジナル盤発売年
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2000
フォーマット
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CD
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Arni Cheatham(Flute),  Arni Cheatham(Sax (Alto)),  Arni Cheatham(Sax (Soprano)),  Arni Cheatham(Sax (Tenor)),  Bob Pilkington(Trombone),  Brad Jones(Sax (Baritone)),  Brad Jones(Sax (Soprano)),  Craig Ellis(Percussion),  Dan Bosshardt(Clarinet),  Dan Bosshardt(Sax (Soprano)),  Dan Bosshardt(Sax (Tenor)),  Greg Kelley(Trumpet),  Harry Wellott(Drums),  Jay Keyser(Trombone),  Jeanne Snodgrass(Trumpet),  John Funkhouser(Piano),  Mark Harvey(Piano),  Peter H. Bloom(Flute),  Peter H. Bloom(Sax (Alto)),  Phil Scarff(Clarinet),  Phil Scarff(Sax (Soprano)),  Phil Scarff(Sax (Tenor)),  Richard Nelson(Guitar),  Russell Jewell(Trombone),  Taylor Ho Bynum(Trumpet),  Bill Lowe(Trombone (Bass)),  Bill Lowe(Tuba),  Jeff Marsanskis(Trombone (Bass)),  Jeff Marsanskis(Tuba),  Jerry Edwards(Bass (Electric)),  Jesse Williams(String Bass),  John Funkhouser(String Bass),  Mark Harvey(String Bass),  Peter H. Bloom(Piccolo),  Taylor Ho Bynum(Slide Trumpet),  David Broderick(Engineer),  Leo Feigin(Producer),  Laurie Flannery(Mastering),  Kate Matson(Cover Art)

商品説明

The Seeker is the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's third album and was recorded live on two separate occasions at MIT's Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA, on April 25, 1998, and April 16, 2000. The album is comprised of three pieces composed by the orchestra's leader Mark Harvey. The 18-minute The Seeker is presented as a tribute to John Coltrane. A hearty piece of work, it shifts from conducted improvisations to Mancini-like riffs with a fiery tenor solo by Arni Cheatham. A meditative state is brought to climactic ramblings and then put to sleep, after which the orchestra comes back for a jubilant closing section. Heartsong, dedicated to Myanmar activist Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is a lot more delicate and closer to contemporary classical (think Edgar Varese) than anything jazz. A little disconcerting at first, it makes a nice break between the two main pieces of the program. Passages/Psalms IV is a 40-minute suite reflecting life passages backed by texts taken from Psalms (previous pieces in this series were documented on the orchestra's second CD Psalms and Elegies). Beginning softly and as if picking up where Heartsong left, the piece eventually turns into a swing number before breaking down and coming to an almost full stop, a structure that will be repeated a few times. Once again, the musicians alternate from thoroughly written lines to conducted improvisation. This piece bears a few overlong passages and doesn't have the engaging feeling of The Seeker (some would say it's too cerebral). Overall, this CD makes an enjoyable listen, but it doesn't break any new ground into avant-garde orchestral jazz or experimental big-band territories. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra has recorded better material. ~ Francois Couture, Rovi

収録曲   

  • 01. Seeker
  • 02. Heartsong (09:29)
  • 03. Passages/Psalms IV

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