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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This imported CD from the Swiss TCB label contains a full set of original music with all but one selection "Welcome" being arranged by multi-reedist Christian Gavillet. The charts are fairly conventional but fresh with a few unexpected moments, such as the clarinet-piano interlude on "I Feel Good." The main soloists in the big band are pianist Patrick Muller, Yvan Ischer on tenor, and Gavillet, and they all fit into the post bop idiom. However, it is up to guest Charles Papasoff whose roaring statements on baritone and soprano are heard on three selections to push the music forward ten years. Although there are no overly strong melodies, the musicianship is quite high, and ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This imported CD from the Swiss TCB label contains a full set of original music with all but one selection "Welcome" being arranged by multi-reedist Christian Gavillet. The charts are fairly conventional but fresh with a few unexpected moments, such as the clarinet-piano interlude on "I Feel Good." The main soloists in the big band are pianist Patrick Muller, Yvan Ischer on tenor, and Gavillet, and they all fit into the post bop idiom. However, it is up to guest Charles Papasoff whose roaring statements on baritone and soprano are heard on three selections to push the music forward ten years. Although there are no overly strong melodies, the musicianship is quite high, and big band connoisseurs will want to check out the music of this fine Swiss outfit.
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  • Release Date: 8/22/1995
  • Label: Tcb Music
  • UPC: 723722137426
  • Catalog Number: 95502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Red Kite (7:40)
  2. 2 Exquise Esquisse (10:09)
  3. 3 Selective Affinity (7:49)
  4. 4 The Signpost (5:45)
  5. 5 Astor (8:13)
  6. 6 Scorpio (9:19)
  7. 7 I Feel Good (11:34)
  8. 8 Welcome (8:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Band de Lausanne & Charles Papasoff Primary Artist
Christian Gavillet Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Matthieu Michel Flugelhorn
Charles Papasoff Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Yvan Ischer Tenor Saxophone
Antoine Ogay Bass
Patrick Muller Piano
Carlos Baumann Flugelhorn
Danilo Moccia Trombone
Marcel Papaux Drums
Technical Credits
Matthieu Michel Arranger
Yvan Ischer Executive Producer
Antoine Ogay Mastering
Gigi Schmid-Huetiger Artwork
Pierre-Adrien Semoroz Engineer
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