David Sanford & The Pittsburgh Collective

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Cushioned with the honors, grants and fellowships that academia can provide, composer David Sanford feels perfectly free to combine the more experimental aspects of big-band jazz and classical music in his Pittsburgh Collective -- caught here live on the road at the Knitting Factory in New York City. This is a progressive big band that operates more in the freewheeling manner of many European big bands, crossing into the contemporary classical music camp without a care and often with complexity and wildness. "Alchemy" opens the set with the wail of a memory of Dizzy Gillespie bop at its most flamboyant juxtaposed with Webern-like abstraction. "V-Feel" is almost atonal...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Cushioned with the honors, grants and fellowships that academia can provide, composer David Sanford feels perfectly free to combine the more experimental aspects of big-band jazz and classical music in his Pittsburgh Collective -- caught here live on the road at the Knitting Factory in New York City. This is a progressive big band that operates more in the freewheeling manner of many European big bands, crossing into the contemporary classical music camp without a care and often with complexity and wildness. "Alchemy" opens the set with the wail of a memory of Dizzy Gillespie bop at its most flamboyant juxtaposed with Webern-like abstraction. "V-Feel" is almost atonal in its fragmented crazy angles before settling down to a funk backbeat. "Link Chapel" -- with obvious allusions to Morton Feldman's "Rothko Chapel" -- is a fascinating mood study in mostly pulseless dissonance, almost completely outside jazz. Yet Sanford can display a sense of humor in "Una Notte All'Opera" as he sends up brassy Verdi, or harken back to an earlier, simpler, more sentimental form of big band voicings in "Bagatelle," capped by solo pianist Geoff Burleson's tip of the cap to Ravel. The big central work of the set is "Scherzo Grosso," a wide-ranging, often rigorously cerebral, sometimes roaring four-movement concerto for cello and big band that Sanford wrote for the star classical cellist Matt Haimovitz. Mind you, Haimovitz doesn't actually improvise, nor play actual jazz or rock. He does play with a rhythm section frequently, yet it almost doesn't matter what the backing is, for Haimovitz is always given non-swinging classical parts to play. Certainly, this appearance speaks well of his affinity for new music, as well as his mastery of the long-limbed lyrical capabilities of the cello. With drummer Mark Raynes deftly improvising a dialogue alongside him, Haimovitz also performs the thorny "Seventh Avenue Kaddish," a 9/11 memorial piece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/2007
  • Label: Oxingale Records
  • UPC: 800658201022
  • Catalog Number: 2010
  • Sales rank: 372,756

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Sanford & the Pittsburgh Collective Primary Artist
Mike Christianson Trombone
Matt Haimovitz Cello
Adam Kolker Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Ballou Trumpet
Mark Raynes Drums
Benjamin Herrington Trombone
Hiroshi Noguchi Trumpet
Jim "Mondongo" Messbauer Trombone
Ted Levine Reeds, Alto Saxophone
Steve Moran Reeds, Baritone Saxophone
Sycil Mathai Trumpet
Brian McWhorter Trumpet
Geoff Vidal Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Genevieve Rose Bass
Geoffrey Burleson Piano
Steve Gehring Trombone
Jon Nelson Trumpet
Technical Credits
Matt Haimovitz Producer
Steve Bellamy Engineer
Luna Pearl Woolf Producer
David Sanford & the Pittsburgh Collective Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
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