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Artist: Knapp, Jim (orchestra)
Title: It's Not Business, It's Personal
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82834
Barcode:805558283420 itemnumber=1000125225
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 11/19/2021
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern Large Ensemble 

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Promotional Info
West Coast performances; 270 International radio contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations & 100 Press contacts

"Jim Knapp's music is full of intensity, emotion and creative textures. His music should be more known. It's among the best of orchestral jazz being written these days." - MARIA SCHNEIDER. The career and music of Seattle-based composer/arranger and trumpeter James Knapp is a known and respected quantity in the inner circles of jazz music, inhabited by its musicians, bandleaders, journalists and educators. Those fortunate enough to gain awareness of the intrinsic beauty of his music, place the work of his Composers and Improvisers Orchestra of the '70s-'80s, and his more recent assemblage, the 13-piece Jim Knapp Orchestra, in the upper echelon of modern jazz composition. For this 2009 session, we find the band focused and in top form, as it often was during a very active period in the early 2000s. Made up of a highly creative collection of colleagues from the Cornish College of the Arts, former students, and Seattle professionals, the music was approached with seriousness, dedication and honor, with the fun and fulfillment that comes with that level of involvement very evident.

Track Listing
[5:04]  Miami Vince

[2:46]  Afterthought 

[8:57]  The Presence of Absence 

[8:42]  Kumasi 

[7:10]  Gray Skies

[5:49]  Forward Motion 

[6:34]  Modal Horizon

[6:31]  Nerds of Steel

Performers on this Album
Paul Taub - flutes
Mark Taylor - alto & soprano sax
Steve Treseler - alto & tenor sax
Stuart MacDonald - tenor sax
Jim Dejoie - bari sax, clarinets, flute
Brad Allison - trumpet, flugelhorn
Vern Sielert - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jay Thomas - trumpet, flugelhorn
Tom Varner - french horn
Jeff Hay - trombone
Chris Stover - bass trombone
John Hansen - piano
Jon Hamar - bass
Matt Jorgensen - drums
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: London Bridge Studio, Shoreline, WA
Original Recording Engineer: Rick Parashar
Mastering Facility: Dan Dean Productions, Mercer Island, WA
Mastering Engineer: Dan Dean
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