Grey To Blue

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
This quintet, co-led by French flutist Mariane Bitran and Japanese pianist Makiko Hirabayashi, explores colorful post-bop charts by the two musicians. The band includes American tenor saxophonist Bob Rockwell, Swedish bassist Erik Olevik, and Danish drummer Morten Lund. Opening with Bitran's live Afro-Cuban "Looking for Herbert," the match between her upbeat alto flute and Rockwell's soulful tenor works well. Bitran's turbulent post-bop vehicle "Snapshot" suggests the hustle and bustle of a big city.Hirabayashi's "Beauty of Doubt" is a haunting ballad that leaves a lasting impression, then she switches to Chinese wooden flute for her exotic "Fula Flute." Hirabayashi and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
This quintet, co-led by French flutist Mariane Bitran and Japanese pianist Makiko Hirabayashi, explores colorful post-bop charts by the two musicians. The band includes American tenor saxophonist Bob Rockwell, Swedish bassist Erik Olevik, and Danish drummer Morten Lund. Opening with Bitran's live Afro-Cuban "Looking for Herbert," the match between her upbeat alto flute and Rockwell's soulful tenor works well. Bitran's turbulent post-bop vehicle "Snapshot" suggests the hustle and bustle of a big city.Hirabayashi's "Beauty of Doubt" is a haunting ballad that leaves a lasting impression, then she switches to Chinese wooden flute for her exotic "Fula Flute." Hirabayashi and Rockwell collaborated on the playful "Bugs," which begins in a Raymond Scott-like setting before switching gears into soul-jazz. The session ends with Hirabayashi's gorgeous arrangement of Danish classical composer Carl Nielsen's solemn "Tit Er Jeg Glad."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Stunt
  • UPC: 663993080321
  • Catalog Number: 8032
  • Sales rank: 201,051

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Looking for Herbert - Makiko Hirabayashi (4:45)
  2. 2 Fly Bird Fly - Makiko Hirabayashi (5:34)
  3. 3 Beauty of Doubt - Makiko Hirabayashi (6:22)
  4. 4 Fula Flute - Makiko Hirabayashi (6:35)
  5. 5 Grey to Blue - Makiko Hirabayashi (7:34)
  6. 6 Bugs - Makiko Hirabayashi (3:51)
  7. 7 Voices of the Sands - Makiko Hirabayashi (7:06)
  8. 8 Snapshot - Makiko Hirabayashi (5:42)
  9. 9 Joy - Makiko Hirabayashi (7:06)
  10. 10 Tit Er Jeg Glad - Makiko Hirabayashi (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mariane Bitran Primary Artist, Flute, Alto Flute, African Flute
Morten Lund Drums
Bob Rockwell Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Makiko Hirabayashi Piano
Erik Olevik Bass
Technical Credits
Carl Nielsen Composer
Bob Rockwell Composer
Bjarne Hansen Engineer, Mastering
Peter Littauer Executive Producer
Mariane Bitran Composer, Producer
Makiko Hirabayashi Arranger, Composer, Producer
Søren Friis Executive Producer
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