CHRIS WALDEN BIG BAND & THE ST. JOHN'S CHOIR begin this edition of SAJS with the dynamic CHRIS MARTI SUITE. We devoted the first segment to this interesting piece and played selections one through eleven. "Hotel Jesus" features the talented tenor saxophonist Brandon Fields. This solo is brief and spectacular. An indicator of some more to come from this young man.
Kurt Marti worked as a priest in Switzerland. He was highly regarded as a contemporary writer in Europe, incorporating Swiss dialect poetry into the world language of verse. Walden's arrangements elevate Marti's work to an even higher level.