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THE EBONY BRASS QUINTET:
Brand New Bag

Fans of the Modern Jazz Quartet or the Canadian Brass Quintet, take special notice. EBQ melds the instrumentation of a classical quintet (two trumpets, trombone, Frech horn and tuba) into a mellow, new jazz sound. “Their tone is exquisite, the ensemble work airtight, and they can swing like crazy, too…enchanting music, breathtakingly well-recorded,” according to Fi. A FiSuper Disc. (#03032)

Eddy Allen, 1st trumpet 
Frank Gordon, 2nd trumpet 
Alfred Patterson, trombone 
Mark Taylor, French horn 
Joe Daley, tuba

with guests: 
Hamiet bluiett, bari sax 
Eli Fountain, drums

 

TRACK LISTING:

1.
LANGSTON HUGHES: FEET LIVE THEIR OWN LIFE (A.Patterson)
2.
PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG (J.Brown) Listen to full song
3.
BE-B-Q (E.J.Allen) Listen to sample
4.
AND HE NEVER SAID A MUMBLIN' WORD (traditional) Listen to sample
5.
NEFERTITI (W.Shorter)
6.
EVOLUTION OF MAN (III) (E.J.Allen)
7.
III WIND (H.Arlen)
8.
'ROUND MIDNIGHT (T.Monk, C.Williams, D.Hanighen)
9.
TAKE THE A TRAIN (W.Strayhorn)
10.
A CHILD IS BORN (T.Jones)
11.
BALLAD FROM A DYING PLANET (H.Bluiett*)
12.
MORNING STAR (E.J.Allen)

 

 

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Fi:
reviewed by Fred Kaplan

Now here's a minimally miked, live-to-2-track, purist, analog recording that sounds about as real as CD can manage these days: the Ebony Brass Quintet's Brand New Bag [Mapleshade]. Two trumpets, a trombone, a French horn, and tuba sit in a semi-circle, joined on a couple tunes by a drummer or by baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett (of the World Saxophone Quartet, who produced this disc). You can see and hear everything they play and do, you can sense the mouthpieces and horns vibrating, you can tell which way the bells are pointing Ü and all these sounds mingle up in the air, in a single bloom, like a fresh bouquet. There is a hall-like, not an electronic, reverberation, and that's because they are playing at the bottom of a stairwell-entranceway with a very high ceiling. Putting the players out in the hall Ü that's Mapleshade proprietor engineer Pierre Sprey's idea of an "echo machine."

This lifelike sound would count for nothing if the music weren't worth listening to, and the line-up, on paper anyway, does make one wonder. Chamber jazz? Sometimes interesting, usually pretty dry. Well, Brand New Bag is not dry at all and much more than interesting. These are superb, classically trained musicians who are also professional jazz players; their tone is exquisite, the ensemble work airtight, and they can swing like crazy too. Their work as arrangers is also first-rate: covers of tunes like Round Midnight, Wayne Shorter's Nefertiti, and Thad Jones's A Child Is Born breathe as if new. A few originals, most notably trombonist Alfred Patterson's dedication to Langston Hughes, deserve to become standards themselves. Only the group's take on James Brown's Papa's Got A Brand New Bag comes off a bit strained.

So, a double surprise: unexpectedly enchanting music, breathtakingly well-recorded. All too rare a combination but enough to keep us going. (Mapleshade 03032)


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"Homeland" - Laurie Anderson

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Origin: Anthem ‎534 629-2 > iTunes ALAC 16/44.1

Playback: Audirvana Plus > Red Wine Audio Bellina Pro (NOS chip) > Decware Taboo MkIII > Sennheiser HD-650


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Meghan Krauss,started singing karaoke,now has this.
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Stitched up by Herbie Hancock/John Mayer

 

 

Worth watching if you haven't seen it:

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Oooh sweet they have a second album now? :D

I really enjoyed their first album, especially their cover of "Rolling in the Deep"; very emotional.

Yes, it is out now! I think they made a good album again! normal_smile%20.gif
 


 

Edited by attika89 - 5/11/13 at 1:55pm
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"tintinnabulum" - Adiemus - Songs of Sanctuary

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I've been out of the music loop for the last week or so but tonight I figured I'd do another beer and music pairing.

 

 

The beer is a wonderful Imperial Stout from local brewer, Jailhouse Brewing. They are actually located in an old jailhouse, which is kinda cool. The beer is called "Breakout Stout" and it is an 8%ABV brew with great chocolate and coffee flavors. If you like quality craft beer, this is a good one!

 

As for the music, the first thing that came to mind was of course, Thin Lizzy's 1976 album, Jailbreak.

 

The title song was a great place to start and from there I listened to the rest of the album. I must admit that I hadn't heard the entire album in a long while (probably 25 years) but I was impressed. This is a very good album and I think I'm going to purchase it for my "permanent collection".

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I've been out of the music loop for the last week or so but tonight I figured I'd do another beer and music pairing.

 

 

The beer is a wonderful Imperial Stout from local brewer, Jailhouse Brewing. They are actually located in an old jailhouse, which is kinda cool. The beer is called "Breakout Stout" and it is an 8%ABV brew with great chocolate and coffee flavors. If you like quality craft beer, this is a good one!

 

As for the music, the first thing that came to mind was of course, Thin Lizzy's 1976 album, Jailbreak.

 

The title song was a great place to start and from there I listened to the rest of the album. I must admit that I hadn't heard the entire album in a long while (probably 25 years) but I was impressed. This is a very good album and I think I'm going to purchase it for my "permanent collection".

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AppleMark

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