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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
 
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Home arrow CD's arrow '72 Harvey, Cheatham Recordings Re-Released
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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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