Joel Harrison
Infinite Possibility
SSC1366
2013-06-18
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As We Gather All Around Her - 10:06
Dockery Farm - 8:57
Remember - 5:51
The Overwhelming Infinity Of Possibility - 9:27
Highway - 8:52
Blue Lake Morning - 9:42

 

Musicians:
Michel Gentile - flute
Ned Rothenberg - saxophone, clarinet, flute
Ben Kono - saxophone, oboe, english horn, flute
Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone
Ben Wendel - tenor saxophone
Rob Scheps - tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Andy Laster - baritone saxophone
Seneca Black - trumpet
Taylor Haskins - trumpet
Dave Smith - trumpet
Justin Mullen - trumpet
Alan Ferber - trombone
Jacob Garchik - trombone
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Ben Stapp - tuba
Joseph Daley - tuba, euphonium
Joel Harrison - guitar - electric
Daniel Kelly - piano, keyboards
Kermit Driscoll - bass
James Shipp - vibes, marimba, hand percussions
Rob Garcia - drums
Everett Bradley - vocals
Liala Biali - vocals
Jc Sanford - conductor

This project is supported by the New Music USAís CAP Recording Program, made possible by endowment funds from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.

I never felt drawn until recently to write in a jazz big band format. I'm glad I reconsidered. What began as trepidation turned into excitement, as I sensed the limitless possibilities that the orchestra presented. As We Gather All Around Her is based on the Appalachian hymn ""I Have Seen the Rock of Ages."" Dockery Farms is inspired by the Mississippi plantation where Charlie Patton, Howlin' Wolf, and others picked cotton and learned the Blues. Blue Lake Morning was inspired by the stunning beauty and gracious support of the Blue Mountain Artist residency in the Adirondacks. I also acknowledge the Macdowell Colony where this music was germinated. In a project of this magnitude the players work awfully hard. I thank them for their dedication, with a special nod to J.C. Sanford for work above and beyond the call of dutyMost of this music was commissioned through Meet the Composerís Commissioning Music USA program (now New
Music USA), which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Ford Foundation, the Francis Goelet Charitable Trusts, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYSCA, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund. Special thanks to Connection Works for helping to fund this project

Reviews:

Very nice review of Joel Harrison\'s \"Infinite Possibility\" in DownBeat.

Shaun Brady, DOWNBEAT - September 2013     Read the full article

 

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