Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2004
Views: 1,524


63rd St. Theme, The Hiding Place, Pura Emocion, Big Mama Louise, Fly Me to the Moon, Nisqually Riff, As Long As 'm Singing, Peanut Vendor, A Foggy Day, Two to tango, Dreamcatcher


Marge Rosen
Lisa Gordanier
saxophone, alto
Ann Nordling

Additional Personnel / Information

Reeds—Lisa Gordanier, Barbara Hubers-Drake, Sheryl Clark, Linnea Cookson, Ann Babb; Trombones—Carolyn Caster, Mariah Ralston, Cynthia McGowan, Kellyn Haley; trumpets—Densie Cline, Dennis Haldane, Marge Rosen, Shelly Devlin, Angela Smith, Sarah Nelsonamanda Marquis, Donna Plotz, Anja Parks; piano—Ann Reynolds; bass—Ellen Finn; drums—Scott Fry; conch shell—Kellyn Haley, Mariah Ralston, Daniel Berry; Guests—Sue Orfield—tenor saxophone (1,4,6,11); Greta Matassa-vocals (5 & 7); Susan Pascal—vibraphone (6 & 7); Daniel Berry—trumpet (10)

Album Description

" 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.

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