CD Spotlight

New 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
 
Click Read More below for ordering information. 
Read more...
 
Home
Personnel PDF Print E-mail

Aardvark is:

Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes & woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass, Taylor Ho Bynum/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Richard Nelson /guitar; John Funkhouser /string bass; Harry Wellott/drums; Jerry Edwards & Grace Hughes, vocalists; Mark Harvey/trumpet, music director. 

 

Groups led by members of Aardvark:
(or other related web content)

Peter Bloom
 

Americas Musicworks Artistic Director
http://www.americasmusicworks.com
Arni Cheatham

Smoke

John Funkhouser

FunkHouse
http://funkhousejazz.com

Mark Harvey

The Jazztet

Jay Keyser

Music & Literary Works
Bill Lowe

Boston Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Bob Pilkington

Fusion Nouveau
http://myspace.com/BobPilkington
Phil Scarff

Natraj
http://www.natrajmusic.com/

Our Personnel Page is updated regularly--check back soon for new/revised info.
Band members: send updated info here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
< Prev
© 2015 The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Website -- aardvarkjazz.com
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.