Maria Schneider

The Thompson Fields (AS0137)

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The Thompson Fields

Maria Schneider

Artistshare

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ART 146830

AS0137

JAZZ

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The Thompson Fields

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CD 20,65 €

Multi-Grammy Award winner Maria Schneider is nowadays rightly regarded as one of the preeminient figures in contemporary jazz. With a 23 year recording career that has seen her work with both Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer she is emerging as one of the true greats in jazz of the 21rst century as the most exciting big-band composer working today.
 
This fan-funded project via Artistshare is a luxurious hard-back book including numerous photos with the CD tucked inside. Maria Schneider orchestration makes the album sound as opulent and beautiful as the whole product. A marriage of sounds, words and images which is ultimately breathtaking, a testament, not simply to the hipness of jazz but to the uplifting and sustaining powers of art.
 
"From the lustrous opening chords of a Maria Schneider concert, you can feel you are swept off your feet and falling through space - but with the certainty that someone with a lot of emotional intelligence is there to catch you."
-- THE GUARDIAN -- JOHN FORDHAM


MARIA SCHNEIDER, conductor

ORCHESTRA:

STEVE WILSON, alto & soprano sax, clarinet, flute, alto flute
DAVE PIETRO, alto & soprano sax, clarinet, flute, alto flute, bass flute
RICH PERRY, alto sax
DONNY MccASLIN, tenor, clarinet, flute
SCOTT ROBINSON, baritone sax, bass clarinet, alto clarinet
TONY KADLECK, trumpet, fluegelhorn
GREG GISBERT, trumpet, fluegelhorn
AUGIE HASS, trumpet, fluegelhorn
MIKE RODRIGUEZ, trumpet, fluegelhorn
KEITH O'QUINN, trombone
RYAN KEBERLE, trombone
MARSHALL GILKES, trombone
GEORGE FLYNN, bass trombone
GARY VERSACE, accordion
LAGE LUND, guitar
FRANK KIMBROUGH, piano
JAY ANDERSON, bass
CLARENCE PENN, drums
ROGERIO BOCCATO, percussion

Recorded at Avatar Studios, Room C, New York August 26-30, 2014

TRACKS:

01. WALKING BY FLASHLIGHT
Feat. SCOTT ROBINSON, alto clarinet

02. THE MONARCH AND THE MILKWEED
Feat. MARSHALL GILKES, trombone; GREG GISBERT, fluegelhorn

03. ARBITERS OF EVOLUTION
Feat. DONNY McCASKIN, tenor sax; SCOTT ROBINSON, baritone sax

04. THE THOMPSON FIELDS
Feat. FRANK KIMBROUGH, piano; LAGE LUND, guitar

05. HOME (Dedicated to George Wein)
Feat. RICHE PERRY, tenor sax

06. NIMBUS
Feat. STEVE WILSON, alto sax

07. A POTTER'S SONG (Dedicated to Laurie Frink)
Feat. GARY VERSACE, accordion

08. LEMBRANÇA (Dedicated to Paulo Moura)
Feat. RYAN KEBERLE, trombone; JAY ANDESON, bass