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CD: Impressions
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra CD Impressions
The new CD “IMPRESSIONS” features seven compositions by Aardvark music director Mark Harvey that Francois Couture has called “highly enjoyable . . . with convincing writing and strong performances.” (Monsieur Delire/Canada).  The music conjures up a variety of moods, emotions, and tone colors, as well as inspirations from socio-cultural events in Boston’s history, such as the struggle for desegregation of the public schools, the urban renewal fiasco of the old West End neighborhood, and the tragedy of Sacco and Vanzetti.  This exploratory music ranges from the lyrical to the Dada-esque, from the meditative to the monumental.  

Reviews of the recording are enthusiastic:

“Exceptional music”  Ken Cheetham, Jazz Views

“Strange, brooding harmonic language…beautiful playing throughout” Jon Garelick, The Artery/WBUR Radio

“It’s great music. Aardvark have an eloquence in their improvisation written inside the art of orchestration.  A pity Duke and The Count can’t hear where their great art form has gotten to.”  Steve Davis/What’s New Jazz Magazine, UK
 
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Recent NYC Concert: Spirit Soundings, feat. Grace Hughes, Pamela Wood
 In a concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture, Aardvark took soundings of the spirit across many idioms.  Highlights included the New York premiere of Mark Harvey's Blood on the Sun/New Moon Rising commemorating 9/11, and the world premiere of a fanfare composed especially for this occasion.
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Bloom:Flute in 19thC NY
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Harvey @ Font Festival
Harvey performs, along with AJO alum Frank London...
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Bloom on NYHS Sdtrk
In Nov. 2007, flutist/ saxophonist Peter Bloom and his 19th-century period music group may be heard on the soundtrack for an intriguing new exhibit at the New York Historical Society, French Founding Father: Lafayette's Return to Washington's America. Click here to see more about the exhibit.
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Font Festival Updates
Co-curated by AJO cornet virtuoso Taylor Ho Bynum...
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