Seattle Womens Jazz Orchestra

Dreamcatcher

OA2 22018

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I was immediately swept up by the magnetic personality of this band...
Trumpet Guild Journal

Performing the music of Johnny Griffin, Kim Richmond, Bobby Darin and their director, Daniel Barry, the 4-year-old SWOJO shows their breadth of range and spirit in this set of live tracks from the past year. Recorded at jazz festivals around the NW and from a tour of Peru, the band, according to Barry, "performs a more artful, sensitive and appealing music than the standard in-your-face big band. You want to balance it all, and we have the capability of doing that to a very high level.


Track Listing:

1. 63rd Street Theme (4:35)
2. The Hiding Place (6:01)
3. Pura EmociŪn (3:03)
4. Big Mama Louise (5:28)
5. Fly Me to the Moon (3:23)
6. Nisqually Riff (9:14)
7. As Long As I'm Singing (2:26)
8. Peanut Vendor (4:50)
9. A Foggy Day (5:19)
10. Two to Tango (9:48)
11. Dreamcatcher (5:22)

Performers:

Seattle Womens Jazz Orchestra:

LISA GORDANIER - lead alto saxophone
BARBARA HUBERS-DRAKE - alto saxophone
SHERYL CLARK - lead tenor saxophone, clarinet
LINNEA COOKSON - tenor saxophone
ANN BABB - baritone saxophone
CAROLYN CASTER - lead trombone
MARIAH RALSTON - trombone
CYNTHIA MCGOWAN - trombone
KELLYN HALEY - bass trombone
DENISE CLINE - lead trumpet (5,6,7)
DENNIS HALDANE - lead trumpet (1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11)
MARGE ROSEN - trumpet (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11)
SHELLY DEVLIN - trumpet (1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11)
ANGELA SMITH - trumpet (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11)
SARAH NELSON - trumpet (10)
AMANDA MARQUIS - trumpet (7,8,9)
DONNA PLOTZ - trumpet (8,9)
ANJA PARKS - trumpet (10)
ANN REYNOLDS - piano
ELLEN FINN - bass
SCOTT FRY - drums
KELLYN HALEY (10)
MARIAH RALSTON (10)
DANIEL BARRY (10)
SUE ORFIELD - tenor saxophone (1,4,6,11)
GRETA MATASSA - vocals (5,7)
SUSAN PASCAL - vibraphone (7)
DANIEL BARRY - trumpet (10)

Production Info:

produced by Barbara Hubers-Drake and Daniel Barry
mixed by David Pascal and Daniel Barry
mastered by David Pascal
vor by Carolyn Caster
recorded:

February 10, 2003 at Jazz Alley, Seattle by Jim Wilke,
Hatchcover Productions (5-7);

April 7, 2003 at Jazz Zone, the XIII Festival Jazz en Lima, Peru
by Juan Carlos Estremadoyro (10);

August 13 and 20, 2003 at the Art Institute of Seattle by David Christensen and the Audio Club/Audio Engineering Society Chapter (1-4,11);

May 24, 2003 at the Tacoma Jazz Festival by David Keefer, Jazz Stream Mobile Recording (8,9)

photographs by Mark Drake
cover art by Todd Bishop
layout and design by John Bishop


Reviews of Dreamcatcher

All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
According to the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra web site: The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra was formed to nurture the musical, educational and artistic growth of individual musicians, to encourage women to become involved in jazz performance/composition as a career or avocation, and to foster community interest in and appreciation of jazz as a ...

All Music Guide (Scott Yanow)
The mostly all-female Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra is a solid stage band that plays straightahead jazz. Few surprises occur in the arrangements but one could imagine this band being fun to see in concert. Greta Matassa is impressive during her two vocals ("Fly Me To The Moon" and "As Long As I'm Singing") and the best soloists are tenor-saxophoni ...

Earshot (Peter Monaghan)
Recorded live at the Lima Jazz Fes-tival in Peru, at Jazz Alley, and at the Tacoma Jazz Festival, as well as in the studios of the Art Institute of Seattle, Dreamcatcher demonstrates just how proficient a big band SWOJO has be-come. It boasts a strong lineup, with some real standouts, and its musical director, Daniel Barry, clearly has in-spired id ...

All About Jazz (Jack Bowers)
Here's more conclusive evidence, if any were needed, that jazz is no longer solely a man's game. The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra joins the burgeoning ranks of all-female big bands that include DIVA, Maiden Voyage, Germany's United Women's Orchestra, Japan's Blue Aeronauts and ensembles led by Chrissy Lee and Kit McClure with an auspicious debut ...

Jazziz (Howard Mandel)
Born in 2000, the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra has a thoroughly professional, bold, glossy, and swinging sound derived from the '50s Basie book and subsequent big show bands. Alto saxophonist Barbara Hubers-Drake co-founded the not-for-profit corporation, and trombonist Carolyn Caster is its current executive director, while composer-trumpeter-ed ...







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