An Imperfect Storm: The Large Jazz Ensemble Compositions of Andy Jaffe

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • Label: Big Round Records
  • UPC: 705105902371
  • Catalog Number: 8907
  • Sales rank: 303,114


Disc 1
  1. 1 Will You Still Be Mine? - Andy Jaffe Big Band (4:37)
  2. 2 Woody 'n' You - Slovak Radio Orchestra (7:37)
  3. 3 Un Poco Loco - Andy Jaffe Big Band (6:33)
  4. 4 P. St. - Slovak Radio Orchestra (4:36)
  5. 5 Doxology - Slovak Radio Orchestra (6:33)
  6. 6 I'm Walkin' - Andy Jaffe Big Band (4:42)
  7. 7 Old Folks - Andy Jaffe Big Band (4:19)
  8. 8 Portaculture: Fuse - Slovak Radio Orchestra (4:29)
  9. 9 Portaculture: Before Midnight Tomorrow - Slovak Radio Orchestra (4:50)
  10. 10 Portaculture: Orb - Slovak Radio Orchestra (4:31)
  11. 11 Portaculture: Aubade - Slovak Radio Orchestra (3:54)
  12. 12 Portaculture: Yther - Slovak Radio Orchestra (5:05)
  13. 13 Straighten Up and Fly Right - Andy Jaffe Big Band (3:53)
  14. 14 Blue Whale Blues - Andy Jaffe Big Band (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Jaffe Primary Artist, Piano, Conductor
Richard Stoltzman Clarinet
Thomas Chapin Alto Saxophone
John Clark French Horn
Bill Lowe Trombone, Tuba
Stepan Markovic Tenor Saxophone
Peter McEachern Trombone
Kirk Trevor Conductor
Bob Weiner Percussion, Drums
Bruce Williamson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Tom McClung Piano
Philippe Crettien Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Finegan Trumpet
David Bindman Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Bryant Guitar
Tim Atherton Trombone
Mike Jones Trumpet
Claire Arenius Drums
Jaromír Hnilicka Trumpet
Kenn Hollman Alto Saxophone
Frantisek Karnok Trombone
Juraj Bartos Trumpet
Günter Kocí Alto Saxophone
Jiri Kulisev Alto Saxophone
Kamil Slezak Drums
Mojmir Bartek Trombone
Juraj Griglak Bass
Matus Jakabcic Guitar
Mike Marcus Bass
Juraj Lehotsky Trumpet
Ed Bryrne Trombone
Rudo Brezina Tenor Saxophone
Ricky Alfonso Trumpet
Dominic Poccia Baritone Saxophone
Pavel Pivarci Baritone Saxophone
Kitty Kathryn Vocals
Rob Faulkner Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Bud Powell Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Andy Jaffe Arranger, Composer, Producer
Nat King Cole Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Bill Lowe Arranger, Composer
Jonathan Wyner Engineer
Fred Bouchard Liner Notes
Clarence Robinson Composer
Heidi Campbell Publicity
Chris Brown Engineer
Rafi Sofer Engineer
Leeann Leftwich Zajas Art Direction
Bob Lord Executive Producer
Viera Zilincova Cover Art
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome. I'd buy it.

    This album is a great fusion of more reserved "Big Band" and "Cool Jazz". One minute it's loud horns in a harmonious cacophony of noise. The next you're hearing the classic sound of that "walking" bass line, and the pianist jammin on complex chords with accented melodies that just makes you want to bob your head and tap your foot. If you feel like lifting your spirits, this should do the trick! ( ; I particularly liked "I'm Walkin" It's got a great piano solo on it in the beginning for one. It's not slow starting. Also it was written by Fats Domino. So I think that should tell you right away why it's like that, and that it's Definitively Good. There's also an energetic singer for this song named Kitty Cathryn. She brings something to the table that really gives it life. Aubade, and Yther were two I also liked. The intro to Aubade I thought was unique. It's got that slow downbeat feel with the piano, and what I thought was a very unique use of the brass instruments where they play soft enough to creat a texture that sounds airy, but with an edgey sound to it with the higher frequencies above the fundamental sound. Yther I think I liked the most. Starting around 1:05 it's got an elegantly ominous feel to it that sounds like it belongs in a Sherlock Holmes story. And for those who are interested theres a version of "Straighten Up and Fly Right" on it that sounds pretty good.
    BUY IT! It's good. And I'm not just saying that. If you're a jazz enthusiast, you should love this!

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