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The Falling Dream


  • Kod: OA222152
  • Producent: OA2 Records
  • Kod producenta: 0805552215229
  • Wykonawca: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
  • Nośnik: CD
  • Cena: 59,99 zł
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Straightahead / Mainstream Jazz
premiera polska:
2018-05-14,
Wydawnicto Audiofilskie

kontynent: Ameryka Północna
kraj: USA
opakowanie: digipackowe etui
opis:

multikulti.com - ocena * * * *:
Siedemnasto-osobowy big band to w dzisiejszych czasach potężne wyzwanie organizacyjne. Powołany do życia przez amerykańskiego trębacza Erika Jekabsona, zbiera kwiat muzyków jazzowych z San Francisco. W USA jest stawiany na równi z Village Vanguard Orchestra, Jazz At Lincoln Center, i Maria Schneider Orchestra.
Spotykamy tu między innymi doskonałego trębacza Darrena Johnstona, który po studiach na Mills College w Oakland współpracował z gwiazdami awangardy jak pianistką Myrą Melford, gitarzystą Fredem Frithem czy klarnecistą Benem Goldbergiem. Ale też saksofonistę Michaela Zilbera, którego ostatnia płyta "Originals For The Originals", nagrana z Dave'm Kikoskim, Jamesem Genusem i Clarence'm Pennem otrzymuje bardzo wysokie noty. Recenzent All About Jazz napisał “Zilber is one of the true masters of the modern jazz saxophone, his prodigious talents evidenced by his recordings and live performances are truth...Originals For the Originals is a top 10 of 2017 candidate without a doubt, and a must listen for any jazz fan”.

Druga płyta w dyskografii zespołu przynosi big bandowe granie, czerpiące oczywiście z bogatej tradycji. Jednak muzycy, grający ze sobą od lat, (co przy takim rozmiarze zespołu jest wielkim osiągnięciem), potrafią tworzyć muzykę nową, oryginalną, tętniącą świeżością. Do podstawowego składu dokooptowano dodatkowych muzyków, zbierając razem 24 obsadę, uzyskując powalającą "siłę jazzowego ognia". Korzystają z niej jednak z umiarem, co nadaje ich muzyce dodatkowej szlachetności.

"The Falling Dream" formacji Electric Squeezebox Orchestra kapitalnie utrzymuje równowagę między elementami tanecznego rytmu, melodyjnością a nowoczesną, nieco szorstką harmonią i swobodną improwizacją. Mainstream Jazz zyskał w nich kontynuatorów wielkich orkiestra spod znaku Gil Evans Orchestra, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra czy Duke Ellington Orchestra.
autor: Mateusz Krępski
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Editor's info:
For their second recording, the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra went into the legendary Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA for a marathon two-day session, capturing the band's eclectic spirit through 9 original compositions along with an arrangement of McCoy Tyner's "Senor Carlos." Led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, the band has held down Sunday nights for three years at Doc's Lab in SF's vibrant North Beach neighborhood. Building a formidible book of originals and creative arrangements, a dynamic group aesthetic, and a loyal fan-base ready for anything, the ESO takes chances and explores options while never veering from their pursuit of heart, soul and groove. "Plenty of vibrancy to the huge sound generated by the band, but it's the way the music flows so effortlessly that makes this a winning album." - Bird is the Worm.

The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra is a San Francisco-based 17-piece big band that plays all original music and arrangements. The ESO has been playing every Sunday at Doc's Lab in North Beach since the club opened up in September 2014, and the club has provided a welcome home for the band and its fans. Led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, the band is an all-star cast of Bay Area musicians that frequently debuts new compositions in all different styles of music from both its members and other members of the musical community. The E.S.O. consists of Erik, Henry Hung, Darren Johnston, Doug Morton and Dave Scott on trumpets, Rob Ewing, Danny Lubin-Laden, Patrick Malabuyo and Richard Lee on trombones, Sheldon Brown and Kasey Knudsen on alto saxes, Mike Zilber and Marcus Stephens on tenor saxes, Charlie Gurke on baritone sax, and the rhythm section of Grant Levin, piano; Jordan Samuels, guitar; Tommy Folen, bass; and Hamir Atwal, Alan Hall and Eric Garland rotating on drums.

All About Jazz - ocena * * * *:
No, the San Francisco-based Electric Squeezebox Orchestra does not come with accordions attached. It does, however, come with a well-developed eye for harmony and rhythm, an inflexible group dynamic and a number of perceptive soloists, all of which serve to make the ensemble's second album, The Falling Dream, a pleasure to hear.

The orchestra's nominal leader is trumpeter Erik Jekabson who wrote three of the album's tasteful numbers, the undulating "Guala," circuitous "November" and hard-hitting finale, "Jungle Rumble" (the last two of which are also the longest tracks, each one running for more than eleven minutes). Baritone Charlie Gurke authored a brace of charmers ("The Captain," "A.N.I.F") while trumpeter Darren Johnston composed the lively, brass-accented title selection on which he solos smartly with tenor Michael Zilber. Zilber wrote the psalm-like "St. Paul," which follows (and calls to mind Johnny Mandel's classic "Emily" as it showcases Larry Delacruz's burnished alto saxophone). Yet another trumpeter, Doug Morton, penned the handsome "Bossa Novato" and arranged McCoy Tyner's strapping "Senor Carlos."

Delacruz solos again (with trumpeter Ian Carey) on "Novato" (on which percussionist John Santos accentuates the rhythm, as he does on "The Captain" and "Jungle Rumble"), trombonist Rob Ewing, trumpeter Henry Hung and drummer Hamir Atwal on Jordan Samuels' good-natured "Wicked." Gurke, as one might expect, is out front (with pianist Dan Zemelman) on the rhythmic "A.N.I.F" and with Santos, trombonist Danny Lubin-Laden and alto Sheldon Brown on "The Captain." Brown (flute) has center stage to himself on "Gualala." A new set of soloists shines on "Jungle Rumble," led by trumpeter Johnston and including tenor Marcus Stephens and bassist Tommy Folen. While the soloists are one and all engaging, it is the orchestra as a whole that most often entices the ear and carries the day.

The ESO plays with the cohesion and assurance of an ensemble that has been tested on the front lines, as indeed it has for more than three years with a weekly Sunday night gig at Doc's Lab in San Francisco's North Beach area. It's the kind of exposure that pays large dividends on The Falling Dream, an exemplary enterprise from start to finish.
By JACK BOWERS


muzycy:
Erik Jekabson, Henry Hung, Darren Johnston, Doug Morton, Dave Scott: trumpets
Rob Ewing, Danny Lubin-Laden, Patrick Malabuyo, Richard Lee: trombones
Sheldon Brown, Kasey Knudsen: alto saxes
Mike Zilber, Marcus Stephens: tenor saxes
Charlie Gurke: baritone sax
Grant Levin: piano
Jordan Samuels: guitar
Tommy Folen: bass
Hamir Atwal, Alan Hal, Eric Garland: drums

utwory:
1. The Captain Charlie Gurke 6:51
2. Gualala Erik Jekabson 7:50
3. Senor Carlos McCoy Tyner, arr. by Doug Morton 6:38
4. November Erik Jekabson 11:03
5. The Falling Dream Darren Johnston 6:46
6. St. Paul Michael Zilber 6:07
7. Bossa Novato Doug Morton 4:32
8. Wicked Jordan Samuels 7:05
9. A.N.I.F Charlie Gurke 5:36
10. Jungle Rumble Erik Jekabson 11:18

total time - 01:13:46
wydano: 2018-03-19
more info: www.originarts.com
more info2: www.electricsqueezeboxorchestra.com

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