B'shnorkestra : Go To Orange

CD [Cover Art for B'shnorkestra / Go To Orange] Your Price: $17.51
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Sell date: 8/2013
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Mfg's Catalog#: 5638117
CDC Part#: 1764420
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 Notes & Reviews
'B'Shnorkestra chamber orchestra-14 players on strings, horns and drums-celebrates the release of their first album. It's eight sweeping tracks are equally reminiscent of Charles Mingus and Ennio Morricone, swinging spaghetti western gypsy junkyard jazz wrapped in Boshnack's grand, sophisticated compositions.' (City Arts Magazine) Boshnack can scream or play it sweet. (All About Jazz New York) One of Seattle's most promising young composers is Samantha Boshnack. (The Stranger) 'Conducted by Joshua Kohl of Degenerate Art Ensemble notoriety...B'Shnorkestra brings together a volatile 14-piece ensemble of horns, drums and capaciously creative strings.' (Seattle Times) Boshnack is in possession of an acerbic wit and an encyclopedic knowledge of all sorts of music from bargain-bin to top shelf. (The New York City Jazz Record) Samantha Boshnack's open voicings, jaunty tempos and buoyant timbral mixes have a friendly monster feel that achieves a bittersweet and elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur. (Downbeat) Info on band: Pronounced - Bish-norchestra B'Shnorkestra is a large ensemble project featuring the work of composer Samantha Boshnack. Bold and undulating, there is a majestic grandness to Boshnack's compositions. In the B'Shnorkestra, strings and percussion orchestrate the soaring melodic and tightly punctuated horn lines she's celebrated for, taking this new work to a cinematically inspired place. Comprised of 14 instrumentalists, the B'Shnorkestra brings together musicians from many different Seattle music communities including: jazz (free, modern, straight-ahead), rock, avant-garde, salsa, and classical. The music draws from and blends these genres into a language all it's own, showcasing the wealth and variety of talents found in the B'Shnorkestra players. B'Shnorkestra premiered at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center in September 2011 with support from 4culture, Meet the Composer, and Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and was presented as part of the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival. B'Shnorkestra exclusively perform Boshnack's works, which charge the established orchestral art form with the syncopated rhythm of her personal blend of jazz, rock, world, and experimental music. -- B'Shnorkestra recorded eight new Boshnack compositions in June 2012, supported by fans through Kickstarter. Tracked live at Bear Creek Studios - a world-class facility with a diverse list of credits from Blonde Redhead to Bill Frisell, Eric Clapton to Ginger Baker - the record was mixed by Evan Schiller (Eyvind Kang, Sadhappy) and mastered at Lurssen Mastering (Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Diana Krall). The record - 'Go to Orange' - will be released August 27, 2013 on Present Sounds Recordings, a Seattle-based label with a varied new music catalog including Stuart Dempster, William O. Smith, Jessica Lurie, Byron Au Yong, Eyvind Kang, and Christopher DeLaurenti among others. 'Go to Orange' is B'Shnorkestra's first studio album, and Boshnack's inaugural release under her own name. Until the creation of B'Shnorkestra, Boshnack's works were exclusively featured with the genre-busting sextet, Reptet - an indie-jazz conglomerate, with three full length albums (Do This!, Chicken or Beef, and At the Cabin) and one vinyl single, Agendacide, all received with great acclaim. Heralded by critics, Jazziz wrote ''This Seattle sextet [Reptet] does it all: it grooves, it rocks, it squawks - occasionally, it even talks. Mostly, it sounds like a New Orleans jazz band on crystal meth.' Boshnack is thrilled to present an entire record of new compositions written for the 14-piece B'Shnorkestra. The alternative chamber orchestra is conducted by Joshua Kohl, co-founder and composer for The Degenerate Art Ensemble (Seattle's experimental musician talent factory). The B'Shnorkestra's string section features concertmaster Alex Guy, who tours with Laura Veirs and Mirah, Paris Hurley, a core member of the internationally touring Balkan/punk/experimental/rock band - Kultur Shock, and Jherek Bischoff, bassist who collaborates with the likes of Amanda Palmer, David Byrne, Ca

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