The Brunt

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
At the time of their formation the Either/Orchestra asked, "Why should a seven-horn band only limit themselves in ensembles to playing three basic parts for trumpets, trombones, and reeds when having seven parts would be much more exciting?" Gradual tempo changes within a song; the use of emotional outbursts, humor, and group improvising; and the ability to look both backwards and forwards stylistically at the same time are qualities that make the Either/Orchestra a logical outgrowth of Charles Mingus' innovations. This CD is full of extroverted solos, wild group interplay, hard-swinging and unpredictable performances, and quite a bit of variety. Even with the many strong ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
At the time of their formation the Either/Orchestra asked, "Why should a seven-horn band only limit themselves in ensembles to playing three basic parts for trumpets, trombones, and reeds when having seven parts would be much more exciting?" Gradual tempo changes within a song; the use of emotional outbursts, humor, and group improvising; and the ability to look both backwards and forwards stylistically at the same time are qualities that make the Either/Orchestra a logical outgrowth of Charles Mingus' innovations. This CD is full of extroverted solos, wild group interplay, hard-swinging and unpredictable performances, and quite a bit of variety. Even with the many strong solos, it is the occasionally overcrowded ensembles of the stimulating group that stick in one's mind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/1994
  • Label: Accurate Records
  • UPC: 743431326225
  • Catalog Number: 3262
  • Sales rank: 267,741

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pas de Trois (7:17)
  2. 2 Notes on a Cliff (6:23)
  3. 3 Hard Talk (9:31)
  4. 4 Permit Blues (5:46)
  5. 5 Jon's Dream (8:54)
  6. 6 H.A.C. (7:58)
  7. 7 The Brunt (7:59)
  8. 8 Blues for New Orleans (7:39)
  9. 9 Lay Lady Lay (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Either/Orchestra Primary Artist
Charlie Kohlhase Baritone Saxophone
Dan Fox Trombone
John Carlson Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Pocket Trumpet
Andrew D'Angelo Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Russ Gershon Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tom Halter Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Russell Jewell Trombone
Peter Kontrimas Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
John Turner Bass
Matt Wilson Drums
Chris Taylor Synthesizer, Piano
The Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Either/Orchestra Arranger, Contributor
Russ Gershon Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Cover Design
Peter Kontrimas Engineer
Bill Crabtree Digital Editing
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