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Jim Gailloreto Jazz String Quintet

American Complex

ORIGIN CLASSICAL 33006

“...the intricacy, detail and innovation of Gailloreto's writing evoked the sense of a chamber orchestra.”
Chicago Tribune

Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet offers a perfect blend of classical music and jazz: structure and spontaneity. Inspired by sources as diverse as the horn quintets of Mozart and Corky Siegel's "Chamber Blues," Gailloreto interweaves his own soprano saxophone with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. Through a grant from Chamber Music America's New Works Program, Gailloreto presents here his new suite "American Complex" along with a collection of jazz standards arranged for the quintet, and two works by and featuring vocalist/pianist Patricia Barber.

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TRACKS:

1. All The Things You Are 8:30 (Jerome Kern)
2. Well You Needn't 4:46 (Thelonious Monk)
3. Honeysuckle Rose 4:07 (Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller)
4. Spring Song 6:11 (Patricia Barber)
AMERICAN COMPLEX (Jim Gailloreto)
5. i Soliloquy 4:27
6. ii Lullaby 13:46
7. iii Incantation 4:34
8. iv Sermon 6:25
9. 'Round Midnight 6:07 (Thelonious Monk)
10. Wind Song 5:27 (Patricia Barber)
11. Bad Clowns 8:55 (Jim Gailloreto)

PERFORMERS:

Jim Gailloreto - soprano saxophone
Katherine Hughes - violin
Carol Kalvonjian - violin
Benton Wedge - viola
Jill Kaeding - cello
Patricia Barber - vocals & piano (4,10)
John McLean - guitar (2)

PRODUCTION:

Double True Stereo Recording by Ken Christianson, Pro Musica Chicago(Special Thanks to Tony Miccolis and Columbia College Chicago)
Recorded at First United Church of Oak Park, IL, March 11 & 12, 2009
Recorded 24/96 to Nagra VI Digital - Mixed & Mastered in Wavelab 6
Assisted by Zach Medearis, Tyrel Williams - www.truestereo.net
Artist photography by Jai Girard
Instrument photography by Chad McCullough
Liner notes by Neil Tesser
Cover design by John Bishop

REVIEWS:

All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
For his sophomore effort with the Chicago-based HAWK string quartet in tow, Jim Gailloreto's skill in composition and arrangement for a string quartet has increased notably. Instead of forcing the quartet into a gypsy-jazz romp, Gailloreto keeps the players in their comfort zone -- free from improvisation, and showcasing technical mastery and caref...
JazzTimes (Susan Francis)
There is a noir jazz complexion in the music of Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet that reverberates of haunting sensations in the harmonies of the instruments as they travel along serpentine-curved passageways. The group's new CD, American Complex from Origin Classical label, covers an extensive network of movements from the vintage chamber jazz...
All About Jazz (HRAYR ATTARIAN )
Chamber jazz or third stream - or whatever the amalgamation of western classical music and jazz is called - has had a handful of talented proponents sprinkled throughout the history of music. They have ranged from the more structured compositions of Igor Stravinsky to the looser improvisations of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Soprano saxophonist Jim Gai...

 

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