Transparence

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
An excellent outing to showcase the Northwest sound in jazz, Transparence features an outstanding ensemble of players from the region. Plus, the arrangements highlight the ability of the bass, in Chuck Deardorf's hands, to fit a variety of styles, all with the laid-back yet structured approach that is at the heart of Seattle's sound. Deardorf moves between a series of basses over the course of the album, each fitting a different sonic element. He uses a fairly standard bass for much of the proceedings, adapting it to bebop ideas or to modern jazz wanderings with equal ease. He switches to a fretless bass for a surprisingly sitar-like sound in a cover of "Dear Prudence." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
An excellent outing to showcase the Northwest sound in jazz, Transparence features an outstanding ensemble of players from the region. Plus, the arrangements highlight the ability of the bass, in Chuck Deardorf's hands, to fit a variety of styles, all with the laid-back yet structured approach that is at the heart of Seattle's sound. Deardorf moves between a series of basses over the course of the album, each fitting a different sonic element. He uses a fairly standard bass for much of the proceedings, adapting it to bebop ideas or to modern jazz wanderings with equal ease. He switches to a fretless bass for a surprisingly sitar-like sound in a cover of "Dear Prudence." For a Brazilian piece, he moves to a Jaco Pastorius-like approach on an acoustic guitar-bass (essentially a massive guitar rather than a double bass), a difficult instrument to adapt to strong melodies. Surrounded by excellent players from around the Seattle scene, Deardorf manages to bring the bass to the forefront of the proceedings, but in a casual way -- it's never forced upon the listener, but he does enough interesting work with it that it catches the ear naturally. In other ensembles, Deardorf provides an excellent, stable bassline. Leading his own group, Deardorf brings an amazing touch and sensitivity to the sounds he can create, and puts that sensitivity to use in an excellent showcase of style and structure working together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2011
  • Label: Origin Records
  • UPC: 805558258725
  • Catalog Number: 82587
  • Sales rank: 175,373

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Collage (5:43)
  2. 2 Alone Together (7:20)
  3. 3 Dear Prudence (7:55)
  4. 4 Bruzette (6:24)
  5. 5 Moon and Sand (5:56)
  6. 6 De Mansinho (6:17)
  7. 7 Sweet Lorraine (3:45)
  8. 8 Zingaro (7:45)
  9. 9 Creatinine (6:18)
  10. 10 The Peacocks (9:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Deardorf Primary Artist, Electric Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Bruce Forman Electric Guitar
Bill Mays Piano
Gary Hobbs Drums
Mark Ivester Drums
Terry Lauber Acoustic Guitar
Jovino Santos Neto fender rhodes
Michael Spiro Percussion
Hans Teuber Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Cole Tenor Saxophone
Rick Peckham Electric Guitar
Dave Peterson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jeff Busch Percussion
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Bruce Forman Composer
Bill Mays Composer
Jimmy Rowles Composer
Alec Wilder Composer
John Bishop Cover Design
Chuck Deardorf Composer, Producer
Howard Dietz Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
David Lange Engineer
Jovino Santos Neto Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Reed Ruddy Engineer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Garey Shelton Engineer
Jim Wilke Liner Notes
Ross Nyberg Mastering
Cliff Burwell Composer
Ray Deardorf Cover Photo
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