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Artist: Shner, Idit & Mhondoro
Title: Heat Wave
Format: CD
Label: OA2 RECORDS  ( )
Catalog Number:22198
Barcode:805552219821 itemnumber=1000125355
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 3/18/2022
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
World Music Jazz Quintet 

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

" excellent group of players jamming, meshing together fluidly, and the energy is consistently high...Shner's solos can twinkle and extend like Coltrane or honk and squawk like Big Jay McNeely..." - ALL MUSIC GUIDE. Its name meaning "lion" in Shona, a language of Zimbabwe, MHONDORO has produced a powerful first album, full of joy and brimming with the force of life. Melding traditional Zimbabwean music, American jazz, and an unmistakable dose of the Pacific Northwest, Heat Wave celebrates the culmination of its diverse roots. Born during the pandemic as Israeli saxophonist Idit Shner, Zimbabwean vocalist & percussionist John Mambira, and the Oregon-bred rhythm section of pianist Torrey Newhart, bassist Garrett Baxter and drummer Ken Mastrogiovanni, formed a "parent pod" to allow their children to attend virtual school together while the parents jammed in the living room. Realizing that put together, the music created was both global and hyper-local-truly American, in the best sense of the word-it provided a thrilling artistic escape from the times and exciting possibilities for the future.

Track Listing
[6:51]  Obsidian Horses

[6:19]  Heat Wave

[6:18]  Mhondoro

[6:04]  Usavabvumire

[3:59]  Mantra Song

[7:26]  Step By Step

[7:00]  Fingerprints

Performers on this Album
Idit Shner - alto saxophone & bass clarinet
John Mambira - percussion & vocals
Torrey Newhart - piano & keyboard
Garrett Baxter - bass
Ken Mastrogiovanni - drums
Ratie D - mbira, vocals (1,7)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Newhart Studio, Eugene, OR
Original Recording Engineer: Torrey Newhart and Ken Mastrogiovanni
Mastering Facility: Tonal Park, Tacoma, MD
Mastering Engineer: Charlie Pilzer
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