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Sudden Appearance
     

Sudden Appearance

by Daniel Jamieson
 
In the realm of modern jazz, the big band is making a resurgence. Powerhouse ensembles led by the likes of Chris Walden and Alex Budman have been gaining ground steadily. Enter Daniel Jamieson's Toronto rendition of the modern big band, with some exploration built into every track. The sound is always reaching

Overview

In the realm of modern jazz, the big band is making a resurgence. Powerhouse ensembles led by the likes of Chris Walden and Alex Budman have been gaining ground steadily. Enter Daniel Jamieson's Toronto rendition of the modern big band, with some exploration built into every track. The sound is always reaching for something in Sudden Appearance, his debut album. Big-band jazz is normally based around tightly packed arrangements, keeping a large ensemble in line to avoid unnecessary clashing. Jamieson holds to that line up to a point, but also introduces the exploration and sheer improvisation of Albert Ayler's and Sun Ra's experimentations with large ensembles -- just enough slack to wander around the range, but not enough to destroy the arrangement as a whole. As a result, the sound is sometimes dense and bouncing, and sometimes darker and punctuated by slow solos and off-kilter rhythms. Though the slower, searching moments can be interesting (such as Anna Webber's flute solo in "Song for Anna"), it's when the players get room to stretch out on more extended pieces of straightforward jazz that the album picks up -- witness Andrew Gould's long solo in the title track. Actually, that's the success of Sudden Appearance as a whole: solid, straight-ahead jazz is what makes the set. The arrangements contribute fairly basic ideas to the proceedings, but the playing redeems anything that seems already familiar and transforms it into an enjoyable romp.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Oa2
UPC:
0805552208320
catalogNumber:
22083

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daniel Jamieson   Primary Artist,Conductor,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
John Riley   Drums,Soloist
Max Seigel   Trombone
Philip Dizack   Trumpet,Soloist
Mike Ruby   Woodwind,Soloist
Sam Harris   Soloist
Dan Urness   Trumpet
Anna Webber   Woodwind,Soloist
Justin Gray   Bass,Soloist
Matthew Jodrell   Trumpet,Soloist
Eric Miller   Trombone,Soloist
Sam Dillon   Woodwind,Soloist
Eddy Hackett   Percussion,Soloist
Andrew Gould   Woodwind,Soloist
Alex LoRe   Woodwind,Soloist
Jihye Kim   Vocals
Heather Segger   Trombone
Matt Holman   Trumpet,Soloist
Sara Jacovino   Trombone
Nils Weinhold   Guitar,Soloist

Technical Credits

Jim McNeely   Producer,Liner Notes
John Bishop   Cover Design
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Jon Rosenberg   Engineer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Daniel Jamieson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes

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