Thursday, August 9, 2018

Recording: The Revival Ensemble

Artist: The Revival Ensemble

Songs: Amad + Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues) [composers: Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn]

Recorded at The Tranzac's Main Hall (TONE Festival), June 17, 2018.

The Revival Ensemble - Amad

The Revival Ensemble - Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues)

One of TONE Festival's more ambitious undertakings, this event saw reedist Ted Crosby wrangling a stage full of local improvisers (and incorporating the members of openers Sick Boss Löve) to form a thirteen-member orchestra interpreting (and bursting outward from) Duke Ellington's The Far East Suite. Organized into three "days", these mini-suites stretched out the original themes, deepened the grooves and gave plenty of chances for individual members to shine with solos.

As far as I could tell, the ensemble was:

  • Ted Crosby - reeds
  • Lisen Rylander Löve - reeds
  • Karen Ng - reeds
  • Alan Mackie - violin
  • Lina Allemano - trumpet
  • Rebecca Hennessy - trumpet
  • Ryan Brouwer - trumpet
  • Michael Davidson - vibraphone
  • Scott Thomson - trombone
  • Harley Card - guitar
  • Cole Schmidt - guitar
  • James Meger - bass
  • Dan Gaucher - drums

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