Ken Schaphorst Big Band - Purple

Ken Schaphorst Big Band - Purple
Genre: Jazz
Duration: 01:12:04
Recording Date: January 5, 1998 & January 6, 1998
Artist: Ken Schaphorst Big Band
Album: Purple
Release Date: December 15, 1998
Recording Location: Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY
Styles: Modern Big Band, Post-Bop

Really fine big band orchestra performs composed material by creative straight man Ken Schaphorst. The Lawrence University jazz studies director has gathered a killer lineup of musicians and found ways to showcase nearly all of them. Clarinetist Doug Yates solos through "With You, Then Without," leading the small orchestra with a clear, tightly corded tone. John Medeski's soloing is ear-grabbing on "Subterranean" and features strong support from a tightly swelling horn section, including an impressive showcase of the bass trombone by Dave Taylor. The title track makes room for an Uri Caine piano solo that is breathtaking as it ebbs and rushes into beauty and balladry. The very clean mixing and production could wipe the life out of most recordings, but the musicianship on Purple keeps the material well out of the purely film-score realm.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Uprising / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band12:38
With You, Then Without / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band7:11
Blues Almighty / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band8:11
Jobim / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band7:36
Subterranean / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band9:22
Purple / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band6:10
Bats / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band5:03
My Island / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band7:05
Bounce / Ken SchaphorstKen Schaphorst Big Band8:48

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