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Artist: Bradfield Quintet, Geof
Title: Our Roots
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82701
Barcode:805558270123 itemnumber=1000118683
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 10/16/2015
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern jazz quintet 

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Promotional Info
Midwest performances; Over 75 national & international press contacts serviced; Service to 300 jazz stations including CMJ and Jazzweek reporting stations; Service print & internet jazz magazines.

For his latest quintet recording, Chicago saxophonist and composer Geof Bradfield borrows inspiration from fellow Chicagoan Clifford Jordan's 1965 Atlantic album, "These Are My Roots: The Music of Lead Belly." The focus is on Black music of the rural south - the spirituals and blues of itinerant Texas preacher Blind Willie Johnson, ring shouts from the Georgia Sea Islands, and the prison farm work songs of Lead Belly. The absence of a chordal instrument allows the ensemble to explore the open-ended nature of these folk forms. Bradfield is joined on "Our Roots" by four of the premier musicians on the Chicago scene: trumpeter Marquis Hill, trombonist Joel Adams, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Dana Hall. •"Geof Bradfield's writing is a revelation." - Neil Tesser

Track Listing
[6:40] Adam in the Garden

[6:40] Clinton Hill

[3:43] Yellow Gal

[3:11]  Black Girl

[4:17]  Meshell

[6:27]  Before This Time Another Year

[0:19]  Dick's Holler (Leadbelly Intro)

[6:57]  Dick's Holler

[7:02]  Mbira Song

[4:36]  Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

[7:09]  Motherless Children

[3:01]  Take This Hammer

Performers on this Album
Geof Bradfield: tenor saxophone
Marquis Hill: Trumpet
Joel Adams: trombone
Clark Sommers: bass
Dana Hall: drums and cymbals
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: StudioMedia, Evanston, IL
Original Recording Engineer: Scott Steinman
Mastering Facility: Dogmatic Sound, Burbank, CA
Mastering Engineer: Rich Breen
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