What Did You Dream?

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
While Origin Records focuses on the Northwest, the offshoot label OA2 has a habit of finding exceptional jazz hidden away in the Midwest. A case in point is Dan Gailey, a jazz director from the University of Kansas who has a following as a composer for large ensembles. Here, he gets a chance to show off the reason behind his following. The album opens with "Audacity," mixing the grandiose fanfares of 1970s big bands with bubbling lead horns coursing their way through the proceedings. With "Point No Point," the tempo and tone drop dramatically, keeping a touch of the grandiose in the proceedings but reducing the sound as if on a dimmer switch. There's a nod to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
While Origin Records focuses on the Northwest, the offshoot label OA2 has a habit of finding exceptional jazz hidden away in the Midwest. A case in point is Dan Gailey, a jazz director from the University of Kansas who has a following as a composer for large ensembles. Here, he gets a chance to show off the reason behind his following. The album opens with "Audacity," mixing the grandiose fanfares of 1970s big bands with bubbling lead horns coursing their way through the proceedings. With "Point No Point," the tempo and tone drop dramatically, keeping a touch of the grandiose in the proceedings but reducing the sound as if on a dimmer switch. There's a nod to straightforward smooth jazz in "Early Light," and with "In a Big Way" a groove develops that brings the pacing back bit by bit while giving the focus to the saxes. After a reflective piece in the title track, the album finishes with a move away from big-band sounds in the final track, with careful explorations from the saxes again, probing the scales and finding all sorts of flourishes, all sorts of interesting motives. This is one of those albums that can't quite decide what genre it falls into -- whether it's modern small-group jazz with a focus on melody, or a tribute to large-ensemble jazz with its large-scale melodies and parallel lines. Either way, the writing and performances are outstanding, and put together a nice glimpse of both worlds for the listener.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/2010
  • Label: Oa2
  • UPC: 805552207125
  • Catalog Number: 22071
  • Sales rank: 244,822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Audacity - Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra (7:40)
  2. 2 Point No Point - Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra (9:30)
  3. 3 Early Light - Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra (6:07)
  4. 4 In a Big Way - Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra (6:48)
  5. 5 What Did You Dream? - Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra (12:00)
  6. 6 11th Hour - Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra (9:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan Gailey Primary Artist
Al Hood Trumpet
Dave Glenn Trombone
John Gunther Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Paul McKee Trombone
Don Aliquo Tenor Saxophone
Erik Applegate Bass
Dana Landry Piano
Steve Kovalcheck Guitar
Peter Sommer Tenor Saxophone
Grey Barrier Vibes
Vern Sielert Trumpet
Gary Mayne Trombone
Wil Swindle Baritone Saxophone
Steve Leisring Trumpet
Nat Wickham Trombone
Kevin Whalen Trumpet
Steve Owen Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Technical Credits
Gene Aitken Producer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Dr. Chuck Berg Liner Notes
Dan Gailey Arranger, Composer
Greg Heimbecker Engineer
Jim Zakoura Executive Producer
Anissa Walz Executive Producer
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