Mood Music for Time Travellers

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Off the recording scene for five years, a reconfigured version of the Either/Orchestra returns under founder Russ Gershon's guidance to play their original music. After working with Ethiopian legend Mulatu Astatqe, Gershon and the band are playing a funkier music, perhaps inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington and James Brown. Any Middle Eastern residue is gone, but a Latin tinge is very much present, while plenty of solo space from the ensemble members keeps the proceedings lively and interesting. Always one of the more innovative little big bands, the E/O restlessly try new things with their original music, such as the modal "History Lesson" or the spooky "Thirty ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Off the recording scene for five years, a reconfigured version of the Either/Orchestra returns under founder Russ Gershon's guidance to play their original music. After working with Ethiopian legend Mulatu Astatqe, Gershon and the band are playing a funkier music, perhaps inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington and James Brown. Any Middle Eastern residue is gone, but a Latin tinge is very much present, while plenty of solo space from the ensemble members keeps the proceedings lively and interesting. Always one of the more innovative little big bands, the E/O restlessly try new things with their original music, such as the modal "History Lesson" or the spooky "Thirty Five." But in the main, they're a take-no-prisoners kind of group, juking or jiving with an indomitable spirit as drummer Vicente LeBron locks it down with Caribbean rhythms while the horns dance around him. Founding member Charlie Kohlhase has returned to the ensemble, injecting the meaty, baritone sax lines that defined the adventurous nature of the group's early sound. Veteran Bostonian Henry Cook is added on flute for two tracks to make the revamped woodwind section even more potent. Celebrating their 25th year as a band, the Either/Orchestra provides us with another in a string of triumphant recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2010
  • Label: Accurate Records
  • UPC: 743431328526
  • Catalog Number: 3285
  • Sales rank: 245,444

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Either/Orchestra Primary Artist
Charlie Kohlhase Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Russ Gershon Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tom Halter Trumpet
Henry Cook Flute
Daniel Rosenthal Trumpet
Kurtis Rivers Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Rick McLaughlin Electric Bass, Double Bass
Dan Rosenthal Trumpet
Joel Yennior Trombone
Vicente Lebron Percussion, Bongos, Conga
Pablo Bencid Percussion, Drums
Godwin Louis Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Rafael Alcala Piano, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Russ Gershon Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Eric Kilburn Engineer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Rob Ignazio Engineer
Joel Yennior Composer
Patrick Dicenso Engineer
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