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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Really fine big band orchestra performs composed material by creative straight man Ken Schaphorst. The Lawrence University jazz studies director has gathered a killer lineup of musicians and found ways to showcase nearly all of them. Clarinetist Doug Yates solos through "With You, Then Without," leading the small orchestra with a clear, tightly corded tone. John Medeski's soloing is ear-grabbing on "Subterranean" and features strong support from a tightly swelling horn section, including an impressive showcase of the bass trombone by Dave Taylor. The title track makes room for an Uri Caine piano solo that is breathtaking as it ebbs and rushes into beauty and balladry. The ...
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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Really fine big band orchestra performs composed material by creative straight man Ken Schaphorst. The Lawrence University jazz studies director has gathered a killer lineup of musicians and found ways to showcase nearly all of them. Clarinetist Doug Yates solos through "With You, Then Without," leading the small orchestra with a clear, tightly corded tone. John Medeski's soloing is ear-grabbing on "Subterranean" and features strong support from a tightly swelling horn section, including an impressive showcase of the bass trombone by Dave Taylor. The title track makes room for an Uri Caine piano solo that is breathtaking as it ebbs and rushes into beauty and balladry. The very clean mixing and production could wipe the life out of most recordings, but the musicianship on Purple keeps the material well out of the purely film-score realm.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/1998
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313603022
  • Catalog Number: 86030

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Uprising (12:38)
  2. 2 With You, Then Without (7:11)
  3. 3 Blues Almighty (8:11)
  4. 4 Jobim (7:36)
  5. 5 Subterranean (9:22)
  6. 6 Purple (6:10)
  7. 7 Bats (5:03)
  8. 8 My Island (7:05)
  9. 9 Bounce (8:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ken Schaphorst Big Band Primary Artist, Track Performer
Ken Schaphorst Indexed Contributor
David Taylor Bass Trombone
Seamus Blake Saxello
Jay Brandford Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Uri Caine Piano
John Carlson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andy Gravish Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Drew Gress Bass
Jamey Haddad Percussion, Drums
Andy Laster Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
John Medeski Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Clavinet
Doug Yates Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Dave Ballou Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Donny McCaslin Tenor Saxophone
Brad Shepik Guitar
Cuong Vu Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Josh Roseman Trombone
Curtis Hasselbring Trombone
Chris Creswell Bass Trombone
Dane Richeson Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Ken Schaphorst Producer
David Baker Engineer
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