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BethlehemCOUNTERPOINT (2002)
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.
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Mark Harvey - "The Mark Harvey Group" (1972) Mark Harvey’s “In Concert” album is a groundbreaking piece of free jazz, pressed in miniscule numbers and consequently nearly forgotten. The bristling energy on this album wouldn’t be out of place on the ESP label, and the long periods of silence broken by spontaneous improvisation foreshadow artists on other modern Beantown labels such as Intransitive.Long-time stellar saxophonist ARNI CHEATHAM and music director MARK HARVEY both have "new" recordings available on the Internet. Actually, these are digital download re-releases of LPs that appeared in 1972. Part of the new "Massachusetts Underground Jazz Series" ...

... produced by Andrew Shrock and www.ReRelease.net, these albums, and more to follow by an array of other artists from that period, provide rich aural portraits of the vibrant music scene in Boston and environs more than three decades ago. Arni is joined by his band "Thing" which is also the title of the album. Mark collaborates with fellow Aardvarkians PETER BLOOM and CRAIG ELLIS in "The Mark Harvey Group In Concert" recording.

ReRelease.net gives detailed liner notes, photos, and more about the artists and the music. To gain access and to order the music,  visit www.ReRelease.net/catalog.php?RID=3. Challenging, exploratory
music for adventurous ears!

 
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