...superbly crafted charts . . .fresh, imaginative approach.
Sculpting a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while voicing universal sonorities, Daniel Barry creates a fluid blend of chamber music and improvised shapes for the 21st century. Walk All Ways interweaves Western Classical music traditions with the sensuous rhythmic vitality of the Caribbean and South America, adding the spirit of free-blowing jazz to create a distinct, original all-encompassing world vision expressed through the pure language of sound. "...saucy . . . exuberant stuff. . . even recalls the madcap satire of Zappa in places." - Cadence
1. Mighty Urubamba 6:51
2. Prayer 4:48
3. Pastorale Zipoli 1:41
4. Nini's Dream 7:04
5. La Folia Lando 7:03
6. Fuga Bembe 4:35
7. Still Life 4:36
8. Walk All Ways 4:33
9. Somewhere Far Away 4:53
10. Junebug 5:29
11. Nandini 3:43
12. Pharoah's Gathering 5:32
DANIEL BARRY - cornet, melodica, misc. percussion
JAMES DeJOIE - bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, bari sax
ALICIA ALLEN - violin
RUTH MARSHALL - cello
STEVE RICE - accordion
CHRIS SYMER - double bass
SCOTT KETRON - drums, congas
SUSAN PASCAL - vibraphone (9), marimba (12)
ERNESTO PEDIANCO - congas (1)
WILL DOWD - cajon (5)
Produced by Daniel Barry & David Pascal
Recorded at Triad Studios, Redmond, Washington
Sound Engineer: Eric Janko
Assistant engineers: Josef Slobodzian and Mark Trutanich
Mixed by David Pascal & Daniel Barry
Mastered by Rick Fisher, RFI/CD Mastering, Seattle
Cover artwork by Alicia Allen
Cover design by John Bishop
All Music Guide (Stewart Mason)
Jazz and other forms of instrumental music first started exploring Latin, African, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and melodies in earnest in the 1940s and '50s, first as a novelty, then as the kitschy style now known as exotica. By the '60s, as black and Latino communities started exploring their cultural heritages, the music got more serious, and by t ...
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
For those listeners acquainted with Daniel Barry's musical journey only through his conductor/arranger gig with the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) and their fine traditional, straight-ahead sets under his directorship?Dreamcatcher (OA2 Records, 2006) and Meeting of the Water (OA2 Records, 2007)?the man's music under his own name may be a bi ...
All About Jazz (John Barron)
Drawing from his formal training as a trumpeter/composer as well as his travel experiences throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America, Seattle-based musician Daniel Barry has produced Walk All Ways, an expressive blend of multicultural influences that permeates fixed genre and categorization. With the help of a first-rate ensemble, Barr ...
Audiophile Audition (John Henry )
Why does this CD title make me think of Mel Brooks? Unfortunately there's no notes on the jewel box about Daniel Barry and his fine arranging and conducting work with the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, and there's nothing in the note booklet inside either. I suppose many seeing this album in the store would be quick to note the variety of instrume ...
CODA Jan / Feb 2008 (Bill Barton)
Well-known in the Seattle area, Barry is a man of many talents. He is the musical director of the Seattle Womens Jazz Orchestra and has also contributed charts to The Jazz Police big band (Origin 82395 is an all-Berry program) and The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra. Four self-released CDs of his music are available (http://www.barrymusic.com/index.htm ...
Cadence, Jan-Mar 2008 (David Kane)
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra arranger Barry steps out on his own on "Walk All Ways" with a darkly-hued collection of Latin tinged originals. The dark colors stem from the choice instrumentation (which includes a bass-clarinet), the predominantly minor key compositions, the lack of fast tempos and the leader's own dusky-toned cornet. This focus on ...
LA Jazz Scene, June 2008 (Jim Santella)
Based in Seattle, jazz trumpeter Daniel Barry has a musical statement to make that opens up to the whole world. He combines jazz improvisation with classical impressions to create this program, drawing from cultures the world over. Along with woodwind player James DeJoie, accordionist Steve Rice, double bassist Chris Symer, percussionist Scott Ketr ...