Long View

The Long View

by Marty Ehrlich
     
 
A first call over the past two decades for such consequential new jazz composers as George Russell, Jaki Byard, Muhal Richard Abrams, Julius Hemphill, John Carter, Anthony Davis, Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, and Andrew Hill, sax and woodwind virtuoso Marty Ehrlich customarily brings immaculate craft and interpretative imagination to the most challenging musical

Overview

A first call over the past two decades for such consequential new jazz composers as George Russell, Jaki Byard, Muhal Richard Abrams, Julius Hemphill, John Carter, Anthony Davis, Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, and Andrew Hill, sax and woodwind virtuoso Marty Ehrlich customarily brings immaculate craft and interpretative imagination to the most challenging musical structures. With The Long View, a suite in six movements composed in response to the paintings of California-based artist Oliver Jackson, Ehrlich presents his first long-form work for creative music orchestra. It was well worth the wait. With the help of a similarly experienced peer group, all colleagues of long standing who understand how to tell stories with extended techniques, Ehrlich blends notated and open-ended sections. He switches up the instrumental configurations from section to section, deftly contrasting texture, density, and color within the flow and traversing the vocabularies of the blues, Mingus-Dolphy modernism, free jazz, and 20th-century atonality. If this sounds like an overly dense pastiche, think again; Ehrlich’s long view always homes in on melodic resolution and thematic unity. The result is a compelling, descriptive hour of music

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
Label:
Enja
UPC:
0063757945222
catalogNumber:
9452

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marty Ehrlich   Primary Artist,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Ray Anderson   Trombone
Mark Dresser   Bass
Mark Helias   Bass,Conductor
John Clark   French Horn
Ned Rothenberg   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
J.D. Parran   Contrabass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Pheeroan akLaff   Drums
Eddie Allen   Trumpet,Soloist
Robert DeBellis   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Mark Feldman   Violin
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Sam Furnace   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Clark Gayton   Trombone
Wayne Horvitz   Piano
Andy Laster   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Previte   Drums,Bass Drums,Tambourine
Marcus Rojas   Tuba
Michael Sarin   Drums
James Zollar   Trumpet,Soloist
Eddie Bobe   Bongos,cowbell
Ralph Farris   Viola

Technical Credits

Marty Ehrlich   Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Oliver Jackson   Paintings
Joe Ferla   Engineer
Wayne Horvitz   Producer
Michael Brorby   Engineer

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