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Gray Skies by Jim Knapp

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Album Title: It's Not Business, It's Personal
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021

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The career and music of Seattle-based composer/arranger and trumpeter James Knapp is a known and respected quantity in the inner circles of jazz music, inhabited by its musicians, bandleaders, journalists and educators. Those fortunate enough to gain awareness of the intrinsic beauty of his music place the work of his Composers and Improvisers Orchestra of the '70s-'80s and his more recent assemblage, the 13-piece Jim Knapp Orchestra, in the upper echelon of modern jazz composition. For this 2009 session, we find the band focused and in top form, as it often was during a very active period in the early 2000s. Made up of a highly creative collection of colleagues from the Cornish College of the Arts, former students, and Seattle professionals, the music was approached with seriousness, dedication and honor, with the fun and fulfillment that comes with that level of involvement very evident.

Tracks

Miami Vince; Afterthought; The Presence of Absence; Kumasi; Gray Skies; Forward Motion; Modal Horizon; Nerds of Steel.

Personnel

Jim Knapp
composer / conductor
Jim Knapp Orchestra
composer / conductor
Paul Taub
flute
Steve Treseler
saxophone
Jim Dejoie
woodwinds
Brad Allison
trumpet
Vern Sielert
trumpet
Jay Thomas
multi-instrumentalist
Tom Varner
french horn
Jeff Hay
trombone
Chris Stover
trombone
Jon Hamar
bass, acoustic

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March 8, 2022

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