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Trumpet Madness (2005)

Trumpet Madness, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Trumpet Madness features several wonderful trumpeters, as well as the entire Aardvark Orchestra in both solo and collective improvisational roles. Among the trumpeters are music director Mark Harvey, soloing on Taylor Ho Bynum's Concerto for Orchestra and Improviser, Berlin-based trumpeter Rajesh Mehta, featured on Harvey's Spirals which was written especially for Mehta and his percussion collaborator Paul Lovens, and trumpeters Harvey, Ho Bynum, Mehta, Greg Kelley, and Jeanne Snodgrass on the title tune Trumpet Madness, an improvisational tour de force. K.C. Dunbar, Jimmy Leach, and Eric Dahlman round out our trumpetistic panorama as they are heard to advantage on several other tracks on the recording.

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BethlehemCOUNTERPOINT (2002)CD features jazz legend Sheila Jordan whom the Music Hound Jazz Guide called "one of the most daring and distinctive vocalists in jazz" in the world; premier performance of Mark Harvey's Christmas Cantata, (written for and inspired by Kip Tiernan, Boston social activist and founder of Rosie's Place); other offerings include a soulful Gospel/blues rendition of Silent Night, a polyrhythmic Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella; and the Afro-Jazz smoker, Benedictus, from Harvey's jazz mass. Click image at right for a full-size view of CD art.

Review: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/reviews/r0303_040.htm 

Track listing:

  • Bring a Torch
  • Jeanette, Isabella
  • Silent Night
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
  • We Three Kings
  • Bethlehem Counterpoint
  • Begats
  • Celestial Light
  • Who Is the Prophet
  • The Prophet
  • Struggle & Hope
  • Sweet Child
  • Peace
  • Benedictus

(76:53)

Personnel: Mark Harvey, conductor, music director; Arni Cheatham, Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Daniel Ian Smith, Mark Messier, Dan Zupan, Brad Jones, Dan Bosshardt, reeds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass, Taylor Ho Bynum, Greg Kelley, Mike Peipman, trumpet; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser, trombone; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe, trombone, tuba; Richard Nelson, guitar; Jesse Williams, Ken Filiano, Jane Wang, bass; Jerry Edwards, electric bass, vocals; Harry Wellott, drums; Craig Ellis, percussion; Donna Hewitt-Didham (4, 6, 9), vocals; Sheila Jordan (3-6, 9), guest vocalist.
 

 

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