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Opposite World by Michael Orenstein

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Album Title: Aperture
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022


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About the Album

Los Angeles-based pianist/composer/arranger Michael Orenstein comes to his debut recording with a stout jazz education pedigree and ten years of topflight performance experiences, all shining through on this robust set of eight originals and intricate arrangements of "Giant Steps" and a Herbie Hancock tribute. Much like two major influences, Hancock and Billy Childs, Orenstein's arrangements are surprising and dynamic with an expansive sound palette, challenging any limitations of the jazz quartet. Orenstein's ‘Aperture’ focuses light on a prodigious young talent with a doubtlessly promising future. "...one of the most talented and creative young musicians I have ever heard." - Dan Wall

Song Listing

Opposite World; Not Today; Slow Coffee; Giant Steps; Sharing the Mirror; Eye of the One Fingered Sorcerer (For Herbie Hancock); 21 Rabid Realtors; Ode to Manuel; Reminder; To Come Full Triangle.


Additional Personnel

Barclay Moffitt: tenor sax; Nicole McCabe: alto sax; Sean Harrison: alto and soprano sax; Chase Jackson: vibes.

Date featured

May 9, 2022

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