A Time of New Beginnings

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
With countless jazz CDs of original material by young, up-and-coming artists, jazz journalists and broadcasters can feel overwhelmed trying to uncover the gems among them. But composer/arranger Chie Imaizumi's ability to attract commissioned works and top players to perform her music gives her an edge, as she has been endorsed by veteran musicians. Randy Brecker is featured on flugelhorn in her turbulent "Information Overload," powered by its infectious vamp and spirited ensembles. The emotional ballad "Fear of the Unknown" showcases John Clayton's majestic, singing arco bass along with his precise pizzicato playing. "Sharing the Freedom" is a moving work commissioned by the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
With countless jazz CDs of original material by young, up-and-coming artists, jazz journalists and broadcasters can feel overwhelmed trying to uncover the gems among them. But composer/arranger Chie Imaizumi's ability to attract commissioned works and top players to perform her music gives her an edge, as she has been endorsed by veteran musicians. Randy Brecker is featured on flugelhorn in her turbulent "Information Overload," powered by its infectious vamp and spirited ensembles. The emotional ballad "Fear of the Unknown" showcases John Clayton's majestic, singing arco bass along with his precise pizzicato playing. "Sharing the Freedom" is a moving work commissioned by the U.S. Air Force Academy's Falconaires to be played at the 2008 Monterey Jazz Festival. Beginning with a gorgeous hymn-like introduction, it evolves into a peppy soulful setting with great solos by Clayton and alto saxophonist Steve Wilson. The humorous finale is "Fun and Stupid Song," blending Latin rhythms with unpredictable shifts and strong solos, with Scott Robinson being showcased on both sopranino and tenor sax. The future looks very bright for the talented Chie Imaizumi.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2010
  • Label: Capri Records
  • UPC: 054987410420
  • Catalog Number: 74104
  • Sales rank: 332,667

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chie Imaizumi Primary Artist
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Scott Robinson Clarinet, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Sax (Sopranino)
Gary Smulyan Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Steve Wilson Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Randy Brecker Trumpet
John Clayton Bass
Steve Davis Trombone
Greg Gisbert Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Terell Stafford Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mike Abbott Guitar
Tamir Hendelman Piano
Paul Romaine Drums
Technical Credits
Katsuhiko Naito Engineer, Mastering
Chie Imaizumi Composer, Producer
Thomas Burns Producer, Liner Notes
Tom Burns Session Photographer
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