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Artist: Waldrop, Michael
Title: Origin Suite
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82747
Barcode:805558274725 itemnumber=1000122165
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 1/19/2018
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern Big Band Jazz 

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Promotional Info
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Drummer, vibraphonist, and composer Michael Waldrop's second release on Origin is an ambitious and diverse representative of his work, highlighted by a wide-ranging, cross-genre aesthetic and his wildly dynamic big band. Inspired by the earthy and primal works of Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam, arranger Jack Cooper transformed three of Waldrop's compositions into an evocative and epic "Origin Suite," with the movements titled after three of his paintings. Featuring Waldrop's Big Band, guitarist Jimi Tunnell, saxophonist Mario Cruz, and German vocalist Marc Secara, it's a dramatic opening for an album that goes on to feature several other very distinctive voices including percussionists Brad Dutz & Jose Rossy, and keyboardist Scott Kinsey, and compositions by Jimi Tunnell, Gerald Stockton, Waldrop and Jack Copper. "Waldrop writes hummable tunes that jump in guess-where twists...sharing bustling charts with ex-boss Jack Cooper, he packs missed crannies with lightning fills." -DOWNBEAT

Track Listing
 The Origin Suite (1-3) 

[3:52]  La Jungla 3:52

[3:44]  Nativit

[3:17]  Al Final de la Noche

[5:01]  Through the Mist 

[5:56]  Sheath and Sword 

[5:41]  Ivana 

[6:00]  Mouzon

[5:46]  Doo Dat Tang

[7:21]  Belgrade  

[5:52]  Vasconcelos

[6:14]  Doppler Effect  

[6:56]  Still Life

Performers on this Album
#- Michael Waldrop Big Band (1,2,3,5,6,12)
Michael Waldrop-drums, vibraphone
Marc Secara -vocals
Will Campbell-alto, soprano
Tim Ishii-alto
Mario Cruz- tenor
Chris McGuire-tenor
Paul Baker-bari
Anthony Williams
Tony Baker
Greg Waits
John Wasson
Keith Jourdan
David Spencer
Larry Spencer
Mike Steinel
Travis Ranney - soprano and alto saxophones (9,11)
Richard Cole - tenor and baritone saxophones (9,11)
Dan Marcus - trombones (9)
Brad Allison - trumpets (9)
Larry Panella - flutes (10)
Noel Johnstone - guitar (5,6,12)
Jimi Tunnell - guitar (1-3)
Jeff Plant - electric bass (1-3)
Lynn Seaton - acoustic bass (5,6,12)
Scott Steed - bass (9,10)
Steve Snyder - piano and organ (1,2,3,5,6,12)
Jose Rossy - percussion
Scott Kinsey - keyboards (7)
Wayne Peet - piano (12)
John Hansen - piano (4,9,10)
Brad Dutz - percussion (4,9,10,12)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX
Original Recording Engineer: Kent Stump
Mastering Engineer: Scott Kinsey
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