Words Project III: Miniatures

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Sam Sadigursky's third Words Project taps into multiple sources of short stories, prose, and poetry, principally with music that floats and wafts like clouds in the sky. The leader sings a bit, plays many instruments, and is supported by fellow multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Michael Leonhart and a variety of different vocalists and guest instrumentalists. While techniques in making this miniature-based music are varied from overdubbing to natural layering, the effect is in the main ethereal or introspective, at times earthy, and generally reaching out from themes of humanity and the heart. Those who are poetry mavens will recognize the texts of William Carlos ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Sam Sadigursky's third Words Project taps into multiple sources of short stories, prose, and poetry, principally with music that floats and wafts like clouds in the sky. The leader sings a bit, plays many instruments, and is supported by fellow multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Michael Leonhart and a variety of different vocalists and guest instrumentalists. While techniques in making this miniature-based music are varied from overdubbing to natural layering, the effect is in the main ethereal or introspective, at times earthy, and generally reaching out from themes of humanity and the heart. Those who are poetry mavens will recognize the texts of William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, Emily Dickinson, and beat generation icon Kenneth Patchen, but others are also worthy if not immediately recognizable. The most impressive singer here is Monika Heidemann, featured in many stacked-on tracks à la Steve Reich for David Ignatow's "Content," in a ritual mood with Leonhart for Sandburg's "Swirl," in the Native American waltz of Williams' "El Hombre" with a larger band, and in Sandburg's ethereal, pretty "To Know Silence Perfectly." Sunny Kim is the most well-known jazz singer and shows up on an actual song, Sandburg's "Wistful," and with Leonhart for Patchen's touching "Do Me That Love." Heartache, despair, and courage are some of the many themes sprinkled about this fascinating look into picturesque wordplay, heightened by the imaginative piano, electric keyboard, and woodwind surroundings provided by the clever, innovative, and tasteful Sam Sadigursky.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • Label: New Amsterdam
  • UPC: 845121014112
  • Catalog Number: 19
  • Sales rank: 339,106

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Content - Monika Heidemann (1:48)
  2. 2 Wistful - Sunny Kim (3:16)
  3. 3 Swirl - Monika Heidemann (1:49)
  4. 4 Now (1:44)
  5. 5 El Hombre - William Carlos Williams (2:57)
  6. 6 Danse Russe (2:05)
  7. 7 Recall - Sunny Kim (1:24)
  8. 8 Ode - Maureen N. McLane (4:07)
  9. 9 Do Me That Love (1:17)
  10. 10 Briefer (Màs Breve) (3:13)
  11. 11 O Muzyke Tolstykh - Maxim Gorky (2:46)
  12. 12 Tears - Alena Syknkova (2:08)
  13. 13 Forbidden Fruit (3:43)
  14. 14 Rain - Monika Heidemann (2:50)
  15. 15 Stars, Songs, Faces (1:07)
  16. 16 Do Me That Love - Sunny Kim (5:08)
  17. 17 To Know Silence Perfectly - Monika Heidemann (7:32)
  18. 18 Light - Heather Masse (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sam Sadigursky Primary Artist, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Piccolo, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals, Pump Organ, Wurlitzer, Toy Piano
Michael Leonhart Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Harmonium, Keyboards, Bass Trumpet, Vocals, Kalimba, Vibes, Pump Organ, Waterphone
Frank Basile Baritone Saxophone
Gary Wang Bass, Guitar
Sunny Jain Tabla
Jessie Reagen Cello
Sebastian Cruz Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Richie Barshay Percussion
Dan Loomis Cello
Roland Satterwhite Violin, Vocals
Fung Chern Hwei Violin, Viola
Andrew McKenna Lee Guitar
Technical Credits
Carl Sandburg Composer
Kenneth Patchen Composer
Michael Leonhart Producer, Engineer
Mike Sim Engineer
Emily Dickinson Composer
David Ignatow Composer
Michael Lally Composer
A.T. McDonald Mastering
Gary Wang Engineer
William Carlos Williams Composer
Susan M. Brown translation
Edwin Honig translation
Fernando Pessoa Composer
Sebastian Cruz Engineer
Sam Sadigursky Composer, Producer
Roland Satterwhite Engineer
Chorale Composer
Andrew McKenna Lee Engineer
Valentin Kielland translation
Simon Patton translation
Sergio Borerro Engineer
Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti Composer
Maureen N. McLane Composer
Maxim Gorky Composer
León De Grieff Composer
Han Dong Composer
Alena Syknkova Composer
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