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Artist: Markley Big Band, Ben With Ari Hoenig
Title: Ari's Funhouse
Format: CD
Label: OA2 RECORDS  ( http://originarts.com )
Catalog Number:22200
Barcode:805552220025 itemnumber=1000125389
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 4/15/2022
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern Big Band 


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Promotional Info
Midwest performances; Publicity by Lydia Liebman; 270 International radio contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations & 100 Press contacts

"...an upbeat take on the Big Band format, full of adept arrangements and intricate soloing...Markley fleshes the sound out, giving it a propulsive grandeur..." - All About Jazz. Whether through his recordings with players like Terell Stafford, Greg Osby or Joel Frahm, or his Big Band recording honoring the music of Cedar Walton, pianist/composer/arranger Ben Markley always provides a platform where his guests can shine. Long appreciating the idiosyncratic rhythmic mastery of drummer Ari Hoenig, along with the equally personal melodic sense of his compositions, Markley was inspired to take on the daunting task of arranging a set of Hoenig's music for Big Band. With roots in the traditional big band world, the music dives deeply into other modes of modern expression, which the Denver-based ensemble brought their A-game for. A session that demanded a high level musicianship and abundant sense of creative adventure, the results provide an aural ride that can best be described as "Ari's Funhouse."

Track Listing
 1. 
[9:49]  Birdless 

 2. 
[8:19]  Lyric

 3. 
[9:46]  Lines of Oppression 

 4. 
[9:38]  Bert’s Playground 

 5. 
[8:09]  For Tracy

 6. 
[10:21]  Arrows and Loops

 7. 
[9:20]  Green Spleen


Performers on this Album
Peter Olstad - trumpet
Greg Gisbert - trumpet
Dan Jonas - trumpet
Alan Hood - trumpet
Adam Bartczak - trombone
Paul McKee - trombone
Rob Borger - trombone
Jon Gauer - trombone
Wil Swindler - Alto, Soprano, Flute
Scott Turpen - Alto sax
Peter Sommer - Tenor sax
John Gunther - Tenor sax
Sam Williams - Bari sax
Steve Kovalcheck - Guitar
Ben Markley - Piano, Keyboards
Evan Gregor - Acoustic & Electric Bass
Ari Hoenig - Drums
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Mighty Fine Productions, Denver, CO
Original Recording Engineer: Colin Bricker
Mastering Facility: Mighty Fine Productions, Denver, CO
Mastering Engineer: Colin Bricker
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