CD Spotlight

Psalms & Elegies (1997)
  This recording includes "Tiananmen Elegy," "Don Cherry's Song of Beauty" and
"Psalms" recorded live at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

Here is a sampling of response to this recording:

"There's an all-pervading honesty to this music, both in its conception and execution. The latter aspect depends on the ensemble's notable precision and the strength of its soloists . . . Harvey's compositions unfold naturally and forcefully . . . the music moves with logic and momentum. Aardvark gives one hope for the future of the large jazz ensemble. This is a very fine band, and a very fine album." Cadence

"A brave and unusual venture" The Wire

"The playing is spectacular, the music is adventurous, interesting and spiritual."
Cathy Austin, KZSU-FM
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Home arrow CD's arrow BethlehemCOUNTERPOINT (2002)
BethlehemCOUNTERPOINT (2002)
ImageCD 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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Bethlehem CD
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PO Box 8721/ JFK Station
Boston, MA 02114-0037 USA

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