1000 Kilometers

1000 Kilometers

by Oregon
     
 

Throughout their long existence, Oregon have consistently performed music that is difficult to categorize. Some of their acoustic ventures, particularly in the group's earlier days, could be considered "world jazz" or "folk-jazz" due to the unusual instrumentation, avoidance of conventional blue notes, and original pieces. On 1000 KilometersSee more details below

Overview

Throughout their long existence, Oregon have consistently performed music that is difficult to categorize. Some of their acoustic ventures, particularly in the group's earlier days, could be considered "world jazz" or "folk-jazz" due to the unusual instrumentation, avoidance of conventional blue notes, and original pieces. On 1000 Kilometers, there are times when the group actually sounds close to Weather Report in the 1970s, particularly when electronics and Paul McCandless' soprano are utilized. But there are also performances that sound far from Weather Report, focusing on Ralph Towner's acoustic guitar, McCandless' other instruments, and the rhythm team of bassist Glen Moore and drummer Mark Walker. The music constantly keeps one guessing, and although McCandless is generally the lead voice in the ensembles, all four musicians make strong contributions. 1000 Kilometers is a fine effort from a unique band. The improvisation by Paul McCandless on the title track was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007 for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, and Mark Walker's "Deep Six" was nominated for Best Instrumental Composition.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
Label:
Camjazz
UPC:
0016728502528
catalogNumber:
5025
Rank:
188319

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oregon   Primary Artist
Ralph Towner   Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Guitar,Classical Guitar
Glen Moore   Double Bass
Paul McCandless   Soprano,Bass Clarinet,Horn,English Horn,Oboe
Mark Walker   Percussion,Drums,Synthesizer Drums

Technical Credits

Oregon   Composer
Ralph Towner   Composer
Glen Moore   Composer
Paul McCandless   Composer
Mark Walker   Composer
Johannes Wohlleben   Engineer,Audio Production
Ermanno Basso   Executive Producer
Danilo Rossi   Mastering

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