Across the Omniverse

Across the Omniverse

by Either/Orchestra
     
 
Marking the tenth anniversary of their existence as a performing unit, Across the Omniverse is a two-CD set which documents live recordings from 1986-1995. There are six different configurations of the band, each containing a shifting cast of ten or 11 members and the selections offer a good representation of the type of material they generally performed.

Overview

Marking the tenth anniversary of their existence as a performing unit, Across the Omniverse is a two-CD set which documents live recordings from 1986-1995. There are six different configurations of the band, each containing a shifting cast of ten or 11 members and the selections offer a good representation of the type of material they generally performed. Essentially, they are a just slightly left of mainstream group with fairly "standard" charts augmented by soloists quite capable of playing outside. Leader Russ Gershon showed a strong affinity for Ellington and Mingus as well as various modern masters like Roscoe Mitchell. The original compositions range from smart and catchy (Gershon's "Theme From the E-Men") to several others that sound more murky and sluggish. As in any Either/Orchestra affair, however, much of the fun is in the uncannily weird choices they make with regard to cover songs. Recordings that include versions of songs by both Burt Bacharach and John Tchicai must be few and far between, not to mention a sludgy, hard rock version of John Lennon's "(I Want You) She's So Heavy." Fans of the ensemble will certainly want this release, but newcomers would be better served by earlier, and more solid, albums like The Calculus of Pleasure or The Half-Life of Desire.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/1996
Label:
Accurate Records
UPC:
0743431327222
catalogNumber:
3272

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Either/Orchestra   Primary Artist
Jerry Hahn   Guitar
Dominique Eade   Vocals
Charlie Kohlhase   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Kazu   Trombone
Dan Fox   Trombone
Frank Carlberg   Piano
Steve Adams   Alto Saxophone
Jay Brandford   Alto Saxophone
Paul Bryan   Bass
John Carlson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Allan Chase   Alto Saxophone
Dana Colley   Baritone Saxophone
Andrew D'Angelo   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jerry Deupree   Drums
John Dirac   Guitar
Russ Gershon   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tom Halter   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mitch Haupers   Guitar
Robert Hudson   Trombone
Russell Jewell   Trombone
John Medeski   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ
Bob Nieske   Bass
Tim Ray   Piano
Michael Rivard   Bass,Electric Bass
Mark Sandman   Guitar,Vocals
Phil Scarff   Alto Saxophone
Tony Scherr   Bass
Matt Simon   Trumpet
John Tchicai   Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tom Whaley   Trombone
Ben Wittman   Drums
Doug Yates   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dave Ballou   Trumpet
Judy Kuhn   Vocals
Bobby Ward   Drums
Steve Grismore   Guitar
Josh Roseman   Trombone
John Turner   Bass
Matt Wilson   Drums
Henry Cook   Alto Saxophone
Michael Shea   Piano
Oscar Noriega   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Steve Norton   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Lindsay   Trumpet
Curtis Hasselbring   Trombone
Steve Forey   Trumpet
Kenny Freundlich   Synthesizer,Piano,DX-7
Nii Narku   Percussion
Eric Pfeiffer   Guitar
David Phillip   Piano
Ted Pine   Piano
David Poyourow   Bass
Dave Shrake   Trombone
Robb Rawlings   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mark McGrain   Trombone
Chris Wood   Bass
Eric Rosenthal   Drums
Jamie Moore   Drums
Morris Acevedo   Guitar
Jeff Friedman   Guitar
Chris Taylor   Synthesizer,Piano
Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Billy Skinner   Composer
John Dirac   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Russ Gershon   Arranger,Producer,Cover Design
George B. Hicks   Producer,Engineer
Peter Kontrimas   Engineer
Michael Rivard   Arranger
Mark Sandman   Arranger
Jim Siegel   Engineer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
George Hicks   Producer,Engineer
Steve Falke   Engineer
Eric Pfeiffer   Illustrations
David Prince   Liner Notes
Robb Rawlings   Arranger
Roger Stevenson   Engineer
Michael Merril   Engineer

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