Albums Featuring Instrument or Role - Composer
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In, Thru, and OutHiro Honshuku (Flute), Jim Hobbs (Alto Saxophone), Jeff Hudgins (Alto Saxophone), Phil Scarff (Tenor Saxophone), Hans Indigo (Baritone Saxophone), Mike Peipman (Trumpet), Keiichi Hashimoto (Trumpet), Jim Mosher (French Horn), Bob Pilkington (Trombone), David Harris (Trombone), Jim Gray (Tuba), Rebecca Shrimpton (Voice), Art Bailey (Piano), Norm Zocher (Guitar), Rick McLaughlin (Acoustic Bass), Rich Greenblatt (Vibraphone), Harvey Wirht (Drums), Taki Masuko (Percussion), Darrell Katz (Composer), Laura Andel (Composer), Warren Senders (Composer)The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra outdoes itself on this release, creating large music carefully detailed and with climaxes worthy of the talents of this 18-piece ensemble. Included in the program is the tribute, “Hemphill,” a 4-part opus celebrating the spirit of Julius Hemphill. A big band with big concepts executed by big talents.
Bottoms OutScott Miller (Composer), Joe Fonda (Bass), Kevin Norton (Drums), Michael J. Stevens (Piano), Mark Whitecage (Alto Saxophone), David Bindman (Clarinet), David Schumacher (Baritone Saxophone), Robert DeBellis (Baritone Saxophone), Sam Furnace (Baritone Saxophone), Steve Swell (Trombone), Jim Leff (Trombone)Scott Miller and Joe Fonda brought together this potent ensemble, sort of a musicians’ workshop with, “A premise of the group that, in our music, there is an equal assertion of written composition and improvisation: The writing and the improvising are continuous and simultaneous throughout.” And “Though every member of Bottoms Out is a formidable soloist, the band is ultimately about a sense of ensemble.” The ensemble existed for a couple of years and was obviously an engaging unit, as witnessed by this sole issued document.