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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: Aardvark's 40th Season Opener Concert & CD Release Party
Aardvark Jazz 40th Anniversary Evocations CD Release Concert at Scullers

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8:00 pm   
Scullers Jazz Club  
Doubletree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA

Aardvark  kicked off its historic 40th Season in grand style to a full house at Scullers...  

 

 

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra turns 40

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in North America, opened its 40th season at Scullers on October 3rd with an exhilarating show spanning the Aardvark spectrum, from originals by director Mark Harvey to music from the Basie, Ellington, and Woody Herman bands.  

The show celebrated the release of Aardvark's 11th CD, Evocations, on Leo Records (UK), one of the world's leading adventurous music labels.  Selections from the new disc (“spirited composition and inspired playing” - Jazz Alchemist, Poland) included Mark Harvey's Rascals and Scoundrels.  

Aardvark vocalists Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes were spotlighted in Basie's Every Day I Have the Blues and Ellington’s Tell Me It's the Truth.

Also on tap:  Harvey's Cantata Tubulidentata (The Song of the Aardvarks, honoring the band's 40-year mark) and the lush Early Autumn by Newton native Ralph Burns, a late-1940s hit for Woody Herman.

Other highlights of the 2012-2103 season include Aardvark’s 40th Annual Christmas Concert at Emmanuel Church Boston on December 15, and the world premiere of Harvey’'s Boston JazzScape (10 years in the making) at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts on March 8.

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