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Aardvark Audio: Listen to MP3s

 Listen to 5 selections from Aardvark's debut CD, Aardvark Steps Out, recognized as a great sampler of the band's range, "from screech to swing" as the Boston Phoenix said. 

Selected excerpts (click on a link to download MP3): 

  1. Echoes
  2. Scamology   
  3. For Edward    (full track)
  4. Blue Sequence  
  5. Freedom Song

Here is a sampling of response to this CD:

"Aardvark Steps Out, footprints a rumble with jurassic import and power. The uncontrollable aspects of a juggernaut unleashed provide much of the Aardvark's awe-inspiring audience fascination."  Downbeat

". . . relentless dedication to a cutting-edge approach . . . with exciting exploratory solos."  Boston Globe

"Aardvark Steps Out is a bracing walk on the wild side of the big band spectrum. . . Aardvark suggests the best and brashest of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, George Russell, and even Frank Zappa. . . In all, a refreshing breath of spirited yet structured rebellion from the tried and true. On, Aardvark!"  Jazz Times

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra:  New Music for Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm
MIT Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Free Admission.   Information:  617-452-3205
 
The April 11 show features premieres of new works by Mark Harvey, including Sisyphus of the Snow Banks, inspired by the recent record-setting snowfall in the Boston area; a free-form romp titled Out and Out; and the big band premiere of FiLmprov Cha Cha Cha, plus audience favorites  No Walls and De-Evolution Blues.   The band will mark the Billy Strayhorn Centennial with his lovely ballad Almost Cried, from the movie Anatomy of a Murder.  Also, Aardvark will honor the Boston Marathon survivors and victims, including MIT police officer Sean Collier, with Mark Harvey’s piece Commemoration (Boston 2013), given its premiere in 2014.
 
This concert is sponsored by MIT Music & Theater Arts as part of its Faculty Concert Series.
 
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