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Under Rousseau's Moon
     

Under Rousseau's Moon

by Gil Goldstein
 
Gil Goldstein has always been an adventurous musician testing boundaries, but this may be his most eclectic release. With a group that includes elements of straight-ahead and contemporary jazz (saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Michael Brecker, vibraphonist

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Gil Goldstein has always been an adventurous musician testing boundaries, but this may be his most eclectic release. With a group that includes elements of straight-ahead and contemporary jazz (saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Michael Brecker, vibraphonist Mike Maineri and electric bassist Richard Bona), plus the Zebra Coast String Trio, the keyboardist looks to break down barriers. Opening with a dramatic setting of Robbie Robertson's "The Moon Struck One," the band segues into a decidedly contemporary setting of Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee," though Bona's plodding bassline proves to be a handicap. Several tracks composed by the late Jaco Pastorious prove a bit uneven; the boisterous treatment of "Liberty City" works well, while the reggae-flavored "Good Morning Anya" quickly grows tiresome. The leader switches to accordion for his subdued ballad "The Camel's Lament," played unaccompanied. While this project may not please every listener all the way through, its ambitious scope and the strong efforts of the musicians involved make it an ear-opening experience worth revisiting.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/2006
Label:
Halfnote Records
UPC:
0616892452720
catalogNumber:
4527

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Performance Credits

Gil Goldstein   Primary Artist,Piano,Accordion
Don Alias   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Mike Mainieri   Vibes
Lois Martin   Viola
Chris Potter   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone
Richard Bona   Bass,Vocals
Dave Eggar   Cello

Technical Credits

Robbie Robertson   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Jaco Pastorius   Arranger,Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger,Composer
Mike Mainieri   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Steven Remote   Engineer
Jeff Levenson   Producer,Author
Chummy MacGregor   Composer
Phil Pagano   House Sound
Richard Bona   Composer
Steven Bensusan   Executive Producer
Molly Gobel   Artwork

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