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Graham Collier & The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra - Winter Oranges (2002)

Graham Collier & The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra - Winter Oranges (2002)

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Graham Collier & The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra - Winter Oranges (2002)
Artist: Graham Collier & The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra
Album: Winter Oranges
Released: 2002
Label: Jazzprint
Genre: Jazz, Big Band
Quality: FLAC
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 49:25
Total Size: 283 MB



Tracklist:

1. Three Simple Pieces: Part One (5:48)
2. Three Simple Pieces: Part Three (6:48)

Winter Oranges

3. Blue Spring (9:21)
4. Eggshell Summer (13:41)
5. Tinted Autumn (6:03)
6. Winter Oranges (7:44)

(Graham Collier)

Recorded at Copenhagen JazzHouse, 17 November 2000

Executive producer: Peter H Larsen
Producer: Ture Larsen

Engineers: Niels Erik Lund and Lars Nissen
Mastered by Tom Leader

Translated by Ulf Radelius

Photography: Michelle Chaplow
Design: Steve Lee at Zeitartwork

Liner notes: Graham Collier, Ronda, Spain 2002

Trumpets: Anders Gustafsson, Benny Rosenfeld, Thomas Kjaergaard, Henrik Bolberg, Thomas Fryland
Trombones: Vincent Nilsson, Steen Hansen, Peter Jensen, Annette Huseby
Bass trombone and tuba: Axel Windfeld
Alto and soprano saxes and clarinet: Michael Hove
Alto and soprano saxes, alto flute: Nikolai Schultz
Tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet: Uffe Markussen
Tenor and soprano saxes: Tomas Franck
Baritone sax and bass clarinet: Flemming Madsen
Piano: Nikolaj Bentzon
Bass: Thomas Ovesen
Guitar: Anders Chico Lindvall
Drums: Soren Frost
Percussion: Ethan Weisgard

A well-designed and strong compositional potpourri from the works of Graham Collier, the last four tracks are part of "Winter Oranges," a composition by Collier commissioned and performed by the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra which also performs parts one and three from Collier's "Three Simple Pieces." (A complete performance of the latter can be heard on The Third Colour.) The well-rehearsed orchestra, which has long performed original works by Collier, interprets these difficult pieces well, with tight sound and universally strong solos; although occasionally the group might be accused of a bookish approach to ensemble performance, a criticism that could be applied to many bands. As with so much of Collier's writing, he sketches shadows of sound over which individual instrumentalists weave their craft. Sometimes, as on "Eggshell Summer," there is a quiet profundity reinforced by solo and duo improvisations. Elsewhere, Collier interjects electric guitar, rock riffs, and soaring trumpets to project a diversity of shadings. Through the years Collier has consistently showed an affinity for nuance, color, and texture without sacrificing the emotional spontaneity that is at the heart of jazz, somewhat in the vein of Gil Evans. Collier continues to hone his craft, and the results here testify to his past achievements and continued creativity. - Steve Loewy, AMG
Graham Collier & The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra - Winter Oranges (2002)
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The album code is : ODI4387818