Performer: George Russell Title: So What Style: Post-Bop Duration: 38:49 Location: Emmanuel Church, Boston, MA Relesed: June 18, 1983 Recording date: June 18, 1983 Rating: 4.8 Votes: 903 Other formats: FLAC AHX AC3 XM MMF ASF
So What is a live album by George Russell released on the Blue Note label in 1987, featuring performances by Russell with his Living Time Orchestra recorded in 1983 in Boston.
Conductor – George Russell. Congas – Joe Galeota (tracks: 1, 4). Consultant – Marty Khan. Drums – Keith Copeland. Electric Bass – Bill Urmson. Engineer – John Nagy. Producer – George Russell. Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – George Garzone (tracks: 1, 4). Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Gary Joynes. Trombone – Chip Kaner, Peter Cirelli (tracks: 1, 4). Trumpet – Mike Peipman (tracks: 1, 4). Trumpet – Mark Harvey (8). Trumpet – Chris Passin (tracks: 1, 4).
So What is a live album by George Russell released on the Blue Note label in 1987, featuring performances by Russell with his Living Time Orchestra recorded in 1983 in Boston. further evidence of Russell's (mixed?) desire to come to terms.
Live album by George Russell & The Living Time Orchestra. So What is a live album by George Russell released on the Blue Note label in 1987, featuring performances by Russell with his Living Time Orchestra recorded in 1983 in Boston
Half the CD is taken up by a performance of Russell's "Time Spiral," which opens promisingly but soon evolves into a pair of eventually tiresome funk vamps tied together with an episode of atonality. Russell's idiosyncratic take on Miles Davis' "So What" is built around a transcribed version of Miles' original solo, and it rocks to the modal changes without ever stating the theme. Russell uses an eight-person update of the Smalltet on the modal "Rhymes" and "War Gewesen," which roll forth on a distinct funk beat with plenty of Fender.
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About George Russell. Russell could be an important figure in modern jazz for his theories alone - one example is his ideas on modal music which influenced the late 1950s work of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. But he produced plenty of interesting and rewarding music of his own. His catalogue includes experiments with electronics, Fusion, ethnic influences, and extended forms, though his early '60s releases - Ezz-thetics, Stratusphunk, and Jazz in the Space Age - are considered his classics. These efforts feature challenging, cerebral, sometimes quirky originals and cover arrangements. Singles & EPs. Play.
Bruce Barth - Keyboards Peter Cirelli - Trombone Keith Copeland - Drums Miles Davis - Composer George Garzone - Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) Joe Gelaeota - Congas Dave Hagedorn - Percussion Mark Harvey - Trumpet Brad Jones - Bass, Clarinet (Bass), Flute, Sax (Baritone) Gary Joynes - Flute, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) Chip Kaner - Trombone Dave Mann - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) David Mann - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) Jeff Marsankas - Trombone (Bass) Bob Nieske - Bass, Bass (Acoustic) Roy Okutani - Trumpet Chris Passin - Trumpet Mike Peipman - Trumpet Mark Ross - Keyboards Marc Rossi - Keyboards Marco Rossi - Keyboards George Russell - Composer, Conductor, Primary Artist Marshall Sealy - French Horn Janis Stephrans - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) Janis Steprans - Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) Bill Urmson - Bass, Bass (Electric) Mark White - Guitar