Birdland Sessions

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Born in France but a resident of New York since 1991, Magali Souriau is an inventive arranger-composer whose big-band writing sounds unlike anyone else. All of the arrangements on this CD are hers and, other than Thelonious Monk's "Ask Me Now," so are all of the songs. One can think of Maria Schneider and Bill Holman when hearing the dense ensembles and multiple simultaneous events, but Souriau's music sounds quite individual. Although she plays piano on two songs, Souriau has Aaron Goldberg take care of most of the keyboard work while she conducts the band. The music is complex yet tonal, unpredictable yet often quite melodic, with the ensemble taking precedent over any ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Born in France but a resident of New York since 1991, Magali Souriau is an inventive arranger-composer whose big-band writing sounds unlike anyone else. All of the arrangements on this CD are hers and, other than Thelonious Monk's "Ask Me Now," so are all of the songs. One can think of Maria Schneider and Bill Holman when hearing the dense ensembles and multiple simultaneous events, but Souriau's music sounds quite individual. Although she plays piano on two songs, Souriau has Aaron Goldberg take care of most of the keyboard work while she conducts the band. The music is complex yet tonal, unpredictable yet often quite melodic, with the ensemble taking precedent over any individual solos. An intriguing and memorable set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: KOCH JAZZ
  • UPC: 099923857327
  • Catalog Number: 8573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Genevieve (5:42)
  2. 2 The Shrike (7:08)
  3. 3 Moonday (4:50)
  4. 4 Dersu Uzala (7:19)
  5. 5 Lord of the Rings (9:07)
  6. 6 Ask Me Now (6:39)
  7. 7 Neverly (5:36)
  8. 8 A Day on the Earth (8:08)
  9. 9 Toutankhamon (5:13)
  10. 10 Bastien (7:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Magali Souriau Primary Artist, Piano
Magali Souriau Indexed Contributor
Dennis Irwin Bass
Melvin Butler Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Taylor Haskins Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Diego Urcola Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ingrid Jensen Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dave Ballou Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Matt Hong Flute, Alto Saxophone
Aaron Goldberg Piano
Dan Bosshardt Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Chris Cheek Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Ballard Drums
Richard Nant Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Oscar Feldman Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Joe Fielder Trombone
Joe Martin Bass
Thomas Sullivan Trombone
Stéphane Mercier Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Technical Credits
David Ruffo Engineer
Lance McVickar Mastering
Dave Ruffo Engineer
Ryan Paternite Producer
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