Ophiuchus Butterfly

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist Liberty Ellman's set of ten originals for his versatile sextet range from free funk to sound explorations, from introspective stretches as close to modern classical music as to jazz to some more straightforward improvisations. The overall music is a bit dry and takes several listens to fully appreciate. While there are individual spots and the tuba playing of Jose Davila is particularly impressive (giving the group its own personality), the emphasis is on the sound of the ensembles and the often slow development of the music. This music will take a bit of patience but it is worth the time for Ellman's music is quite original and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist Liberty Ellman's set of ten originals for his versatile sextet range from free funk to sound explorations, from introspective stretches as close to modern classical music as to jazz to some more straightforward improvisations. The overall music is a bit dry and takes several listens to fully appreciate. While there are individual spots and the tuba playing of Jose Davila is particularly impressive (giving the group its own personality), the emphasis is on the sound of the ensembles and the often slow development of the music. This music will take a bit of patience but it is worth the time for Ellman's music is quite original and subtle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • Label: Pi Recordings
  • UPC: 808713001921
  • Catalog Number: 19
  • Sales rank: 217,805

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ophiuchus Butterfly (6:34)
  2. 2 Aestivation (6:56)
  3. 3 Snow Lips (4:11)
  4. 4 You Have Ears (6:36)
  5. 5 The Naturalists (1:52)
  6. 6 Pretty Words, Like Blades (4:34)
  7. 7 Tarmacadam (7:09)
  8. 8 Looking Up (7:58)
  9. 9 Chromos (8:48)
  10. 10 Borealis (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Liberty Ellman Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Sampling
Stephan Crump Acoustic Bass
Gerald Cleaver Drums
Mark Shim Tenor Saxophone
Jose Davila Tuba
Steve Lehman Alto Saxophone
Jose Davilla Tuba
Technical Credits
Andy Taub Engineer
Liberty Ellman Composer, Producer
Seth Rosner Executive Producer
Yulun Wang Executive Producer
Michael Fossenkemper Mastering
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