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The Bowie Project

Metropolitan Jazz Octet

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 01:00:00
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Slow Burn; 5:15 The Angels Have Gone; Changes; Letter to Hermione; Space Oddity; Let’s Dance; Stay; Quicksand; I Would Be Your Slave; Conversation Piece; Life on Mars?.


Metropolitan Jazz Octet
band / ensemble / orchestra
John Kornegay
saxophone, alto
Peter Brusen
saxophone, baritone
Doug Scharf
Russ Phillips
Mike Freeman
Doug Bistrow
bass, acoustic
Ben Lewis
Jim Gailloreto

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Album Description

Chicago's Metropolitan Jazz Octet partners with the acclaimed vocalist Paul Marinaro to create an inspired tribute to the durability and pure magic of David Bowie's songwriting legacy. Reinterpreting without replicating, due in no small part to Marinaro's riveting vocals paired with creative arrangements, the octet palette reveals transparency and intimacy, coaxing nuanced colors more indicative of a larger orchestra, laying out an inventive complement to Bowie's lyrics. The MJO was originally founded in the '50s by saxophonist/arranger Tom Hilliard and documented first in 1959's The Legend of Bix on Argo Records. Its re-awakening in 2014 by Hilliard's former student, Jim Gailloreto, extends the rich legacy of Hilliard's library of compositions and devotion to this elegant chamber ensemble. credits released January 15, 2023 PERFORMERS: Metropolitan Jazz Octet: Paul Marinaro - Vocals John Kornegay - Alto Sax/Clarinet/Alto Flute Jim Gailloreto - Tenor Sax/Soprano Sax/Flute Peter Brusen - Baritone Sax/Bass Clarinet/Bassoon Doug Scharf - Trumpet/Flugelhorn Russ Phillips - Trombone Bob Sutter - Piano (1-3,5-7,10-11) Ben Lewis - Piano (4,8,9) Mike Freeman - Vibes (1,3,5-7,9-11), Marimba (11) Doug Bistrow - Acoustic Bass Bob Rummage - Drums/Percussion PRODUCTION INFO: Produced By Jim Gailloreto, John Kornegay & John McCortney Recorded By John McCortney at AirWave Recording, Park Ridge IL and remote locations, 2020 thru 2022 Mixed by John McCortney at AirWave Recording, Park Ridge IL Mastered by Mat Lejeune at Chicago Recording Company, Chicago IL Liner notes by Neil Tesser Paul Marinaro photo by Frank Orrico Cover Design & Layout by John Bishop




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