Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Orange Then Blue|
Hold the Elevator: Live in Europe & Other Haunts
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Modern Big Band Jazz
Douglas T Martin | Alpharetta, GA USA | 01/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A good recording by some of the best talent in Downtown jazz. The musical line-up is not what you normally see in a band what with the tubas, dumbeks, cello, and French horn - and they all get their chance to solo. Also features Chris Speed, Cuong Vu, Andy Laster, Matt Darriau, Andrew D'Angelo - some of the best brass or woodwind players working. Overall, the arrangements have a European bent; for a contrast Julius Hemphill's big band used a similar orchestration and the results had just as much elegance but a little more swagger. "Hold the Elevator" also contains the shortest recorded version of Tim Berne's "Bloodcount", clocking in at a mere 14:30.Recommeded to fans of Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Dave Douglas, etc..."