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'72 Harvey, Cheatham Recordings Re-Released

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.

Challenging, exploratory music for adventurous ears!

 Tracks:

1 Invocation pt. 1  8:47

2 Invocation pt. 2  5:59

3  Invocation pt. 3  8:50

4 For Margot  0:56

5 Tarot: The Moon pt. 1   3:34

6 Tarot: The Moon pt. 2   7:44

7 Tarot: The Moon pt. 3  5:58  

 

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Paintings for Jazz Orchestra (1995)

Paintings for Jazz Orchestra (1995)This recording was inspired by six paintings by Stuart Davis. Here is a sampling of the response to this recording:

"Paintings is quite a success. . . genuinely contemporary big band jazz, likely to appeal to [those] who share an interest in Charles Ives and Duke Ellington."
Jazz Journal International

"Les soloistes et l'ecriture traduit parfaitment cette abstraction."
Jazz Magazine

 "With influences swinging from Charles Ives to Duke Ellington to John Cage to Cecil Taylor. . . a suite of sorts balancing classical composition with jazz improvisation. . . George Russell and Charles Mingus are also present in spirit . . . . The feel occasionally leans heavily toward Stockhausen and Penderecki, and sometimes toward Gil Evans. . . . Not much is available in adventurous music for large ensembles, due to a lack of innovators like Harvey. Somebody needs to keep bankrolling this guy's projects; the rest of us should give his ground-breaking music a listen. Roll over Glenn Miller, tell Mantovani the news."
Jazz Now

Review: All Music Guide  

Product Details

Audio CD (October 26, 2004)
Original Release Date: April 3, 1993
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Live
Label: Leo
ASIN: B0000281WH

Track Listings
1. Swing Landscape 
2. Blips and Ifs 
3. Reprt from Rockport 
4. Mellow Pad 
5. Rapt at Rappaport's 
6. Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors-Seventh Avenue Style 
7. Convergences 

Listen:

Credits
Peter H. Bloom (Saxophone), Peter H. Bloom (Woodwind), Ken Filiano (Bass), Mark Harvey (Piano), Mark Harvey (Trumpet), Mark Harvey (Conductor), Mark Harvey (Liner Notes), Richard Nelson (Guitar), Big John Patton (French Horn), Bob Pilkington (Trombone), Jeanne Snodgrass (Trumpet), Joel Springer (Saxophone), Joel Springer (Woodwind), Marshall Sealy (French Horn), Arni Cheatham (Saxophone), Arni Cheatham (Woodwind), Jerry Edwards (Bass (Electric)), Craig Ellis (Percussion), Donna Hewitt-Didham (Vocals), Jay Keyser (Trombone), Harry Wellott (Drums), Eric Hipp (Saxophone), Eric Hipp (Woodwind), Aardvark Orchestra (Group), Aardvark Orchestra (Main Performer) 

 
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