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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra CD, Passages (2016) Leo Records

Passages (Leo Records) 

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continued its 43rd season on MIT’s mainstage, Kresge Auditorium, with a concert showcasing the North American release of the band’s 14th CD, Passages (Leo Records), featuring compositions by Aardvark music director Mark Harvey.  The CD has already garnered rave reviews in Europe:

Fresh….unconventional….Aardvark Jazz Orchestra proves once more its reputation as one of the best jazz ensembles in the world.  - Jazz Podium, Germany

Highly imaginative and varied music which is marvelously suggestive of its themes….The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra play beautifully all the way through the album.  It speaks an extraordinary dialectic, harmonious though bizarrely ruminating.  Exceptional music indeed.  - Jazz Views (UK)

In the April 2016 show, Aardvark performed the centerpiece of the new CD, Commemoration (Boston 2013), a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon tragedy.  In addition, Harvey presented Dreaming (2014) and No Walls (2004), and premieres of his latest works Fluctuations and By the Way.

Order your CD today: Send a check for $15, (s & h  included), made payable to Aardvark, c/o Mark Harvey, PO  Box 8721, JFK Station, Boston, MA 02114 

 
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The Seeker (2000)

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 
 

Order by Mail

$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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