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Power of Nine
     

Power of Nine

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by Anthony Wilson
 
Anthony Wilson is a superior straight-ahead guitarist who is also a very talented arranger-composer. His nonet plays in the Los Angeles area, performing his arrangements and mostly Wilson's compositions. Filled with some of Southern California's best and most versatile musicians, the Anthony Wilson Nonet interprets his colorful and atmospheric charts flawlessly. On

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Anthony Wilson is a superior straight-ahead guitarist who is also a very talented arranger-composer. His nonet plays in the Los Angeles area, performing his arrangements and mostly Wilson's compositions. Filled with some of Southern California's best and most versatile musicians, the Anthony Wilson Nonet interprets his colorful and atmospheric charts flawlessly. On Power of Nine there is a four-part suite ("Quadra") which has guest mandolinist Eva Scow interacting with Wilson's guitar on two of the sections. That moody work, dedicated to Brazil, has its intriguing moments but some of the other individual pieces are actually the high points. An infectious version of Duke Pearson's "Make It Good," Diana Krall's guest vocal on a nostalgic waltz by Jimmy Rowles ("Looking Back"), a stirring tenor solo by Matt Otto on "Amalgamation," the jubilant "Melatonin Dream" and the gradual building up of passion on "Hymn" are memorable. In addition there is a "hidden" twelfth selection, a Monk-ish "Bird in a Basket" which has an intense baritone solo by Adam Schroeder. Other solo stars along the way include trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, and pianist Donald Vega. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2007
Label:
Groove Note Records
UPC:
0660318103512
catalogNumber:
1035

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Performance Credits

Anthony Wilson   Primary Artist,Guitar
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet
Diana Krall   Vocals
Matt Otto   Tenor Saxophone
Mark Ferber   Drums
Donald Vega   Piano
Matthew Zebley   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Alan Ferber   Trombone
Eva Scow   Mandolin
Adam Schroeder   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Duke Pearson   Composer
Joe Harley   Producer
Anthony Wilson   Arranger,Composer
Michael C. Ross   Engineer
Ying Tan   Executive Producer
Sebastian Koh   Executive Producer
James Lizardi   Art Direction

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thediscspinner More than 1 year ago
I was rather surprised by Krall's performance based on my past listening experiences. She claims that Jimmy Rowles was her mentor. She changed Cheryl Ernst Wells' lyrics and therefore changed subtle meanings in the song. Her performance of the Rowles melody was on automatic.