Words Project III: Miniatures

Words Project III: Miniatures

by Sam Sadigursky


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Words Project III: Miniatures

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
Label: New Amsterdam
UPC: 0845121014112
catalogNumber: 19

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
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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