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Artist: Metropolitan Jazz Octet, Featuring Paul Marinaro
Title: The Bowie Project
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82864
Barcode:805558286421 itemnumber=1000125616
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 1/20/2023
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Large Ensemble with vocal 

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Promotional Info
Midwest touring; 270 International radio contacts serviced including JazzWeek reporting stations & 100 Press contacts

"When you can listen to the iconic "Space Oddity" and hear it anew - without a trace of irony - you know this project has met its goal." Neil Tesser. Chicago's Metropolitan Jazz Octet partners with the acclaimed vocalist Paul Marinaro to create an inspired tribute to the durability and pure magic of David Bowie's songwriting legacy. Reinterpreting without replicating, due in no small part to Marinaro's riveting vocals paired with creative arrangements, the octet palette reveals transparency and intimacy, coaxing nuanced colors more indicative of a larger orchestra, laying out an inventive complement to Bowie's lyrics. The MJO was originally founded in the '50s by saxophonist/arranger Tom Hilliard and documented first in 1959's "The Legend of Bix," on Argo Records. Its re-awakening in 2014 by Hilliard's former student, Jim Gailloreto, extends the rich legacy of Hilliard's library of compositions and devotion to this elegant chamber ensemble.

Track Listing
[6:40]  SLOW BURN  

[7:32]  5:15 THE ANGELS HAVE GONE 

[5:44]  CHANGES   5:44

[5:32]  LETTER TO HERMIONE   5:32

[5:10]  SPACE ODDITY  5:10

[6:17]  LET’S DANCE   6:17

[5:01]  STAY   5:01

[5:09]  QUICKSAND   5:09

[5:32]  I WOULD BE YOUR SLAVE   5:32

[5:26]  CONVERSATION PIECE   5:26     

[6:49]  LIFE ON MARS?   6:49

Performers on this Album
Paul Marinaro - Vocals
John Kornegay - Alto Sax/Clarinet/Alto Flute
Jim Gailloreto - Tenor Sax/Soprano Sax/Flute
Peter Brusen - Baritone Sax/Bass Clarinet/Bassoon
Doug Scharf - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Russ Phillips - Trombone
Bob Sutter - Piano (1-3,5-7,10-11)
Ben Lewis - Piano (4,8,9)
Mike Freeman - Vibes (1,3,5-7,9-11), Marimba (11)
Doug Bistrow - Acoustic Bass
Bob Rummage - Drums/Percussion
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: AirWave Recording, Park Ridge IL
Original Recording Engineer: John McCortney
Mastering Facility: Chicago Recording Company, Chicago IL
Mastering Engineer: Mat Lejeune
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