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 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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Contents include the powerful Afro-jazz grooves of title track “The Seeker” (written for the Fifteenth Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert), the evocative winds and piano of “Heartsong” (dedicated to Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Burmese democracy activist Daw Aung San Suu Kyi) and the multifaceted forty minute opus “Passages/Psalms IV” as given this past April in its premiere performance at MIT.

"This is imaginative, high energy music for the open ear, mind and heart."

All these works were recorded in live performance and feature stellar individual, collective and conductor’s improvisation threaded through complex structures to produce challenging and risk-taking large ensemble music for the new millennium.

Praise from Jazz Improv:
"an unapologetic creative edge"In the winter issue of Jazz Improv, Aardvark's fifth CD, The Seeker, received a glowing review. Jazz journalist Rick Helzer spoke of Aardvark presenting "another vital direction in large ensemble composed and improvised music...with an unapologetic creative edge." Many of the band's stellar soloists were singled out for praise and Helzer noted that each "played with conviction and passion."

Product Details

Audio CD (November 14, 2000)
Original Release Date: November 14, 2000
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Leo Records
ASIN: B0000507FD

Track Listings
1. Seeker 
2. Heartsong 
3. Passages/Psalms IV 
 

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$15 per CD plus $2 shipping

Make check payable to “Aardvark” and send to:
Seeker CD
c/o Mark Harvey
PO Box 8721/ JFK Station
Boston, MA 02114-0037 USA

 
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