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Exuberant Ellingtonia: Flute & Piano Sessions

Label: Americas Musicworks
Released: 2022
Track listing: Rockin’ in Rhythm; In a Sentimental Mood; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Caravan; Chelsea Bridge; I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart; Cottontail; Prelude to a Kiss; I’m Beginning to See the Light; Sophisticated Lady; Things Ain’t What They Used to Be; Take the ‘A’ Train; Isfahan; Jump for Joy.

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Bloom Funkhouser Duo: Exuberant Ellingtonia: Flute & Piano Sessions

Read "Exuberant Ellingtonia: Flute & Piano Sessions" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Although the enormous quantity of Duke Ellington tributes recorded over the years is probably far too large to count, those involving flute and piano duos are a much rarer find. So it is a welcome occurrence that flautist Peter H. Bloom and pianist John Funkhouser, two prominent veterans of the Boston jazz scene, have recorded just ...

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A Rite for All Souls

Label: Americas Musicworks
Released: 2020
Track listing: (CD 1): Invocation/introit; Recitation (Spel Against Demons); Fanfare; Recitation (The Second Coming); The Falconer; The Falcon; Recitation (Orpheus); The Soul of Charon; (CD 2): Prelude; Recitation (Napalm: Rice Paper); Rite for the Souls of the Children; Coda; The Rite continued; The Rite concluded.

Album

A Rite for All Souls

Label: Americas Musicworks
Released: 2020
Track listing:
CD 1: Tracks 1÷3.
CD 2: Tracks 1÷3.

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A Rite for All Souls, The Mark Harvey Group

Label: Americas Musicworks
Released: 2020
Track listing: Disc 1, Track 1, duration=14:15 00:00 - Invocation/introit; 09:33 - Recitation (Ellis): Spel Against Demons. Disc 1, Track 2, duration=01:44 00:00 - Fanfare. Disc 1, Track 3, duration=33:01 00:00 - Recitation (Standish): The Second Coming; 02:01 - The Falconer; 12:58 - The Falcon; 28:26 - Recitation (Bloom): Orpheus; 31:08 - The Soul of Charon. Disc 2, Track 1, duration=27:08 00:00 - Prelude to Napalm: Rice Paper; 05:55 - Recitation (Ellis): Napalm: Rice Paper; 07:12 - Rite for the souls of the Children; 25:11 - Coda. Disc 2, Track 2, duration=09:41 00:00 - The Rite continued. Disc 2, Track 3, duration=11:08 00:00 - The Rite concluded.

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The Mark Harvey Group: A Rite for All Souls

Read "A Rite for All Souls" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Due anni pima di dar vita alla sua creatura per eccellenza, l'Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, il trombettista bostoniano Mark Harvey si era reso protagonista alla testa del suo quartetto dell'epoca della memorabile performance oggi quanto mai meritoriamente dissotterrata dall'oblio grazie all'Americas Musicwords. Era il 31 ottobre 1971 allorché all'Old West Church di Boston andava in scena questo ...

Musician

Peter H Bloom

Peter H. Bloom, flutes/saxophones, concertizes widely in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and is featured on 48 CDs from labels including Leo Records, 9Winds, SONY Classical, Dorian, and Newport Classic. His latest CD is Exuberant Ellingtonia: Flute & Piano Sessions with the Bloom/Funkhouser Duo (January 2022 from Americas Musicworks), called "a treasure trove" (Textura Magazine, Ontario) and "one of those albums we know are unique jewels" (Jazz, ese ruido, Spain). Bloom is featured on the 2-CD set, A Rite for All Souls by The Mark Harvey Group (July 2020, Americas Musicworks), reviewed by Troy Dostert in AllAboutJazz, who wrote that Bloom's "expansive creativity on a range of saxophones is one of the delights of this recording." Bloom is also featured on The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's Faces of Souls (2020, Leo Records)

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Article: Album Review

Mark Harvey Group: A Rite for All Souls

Read "A Rite for All Souls" reviewed by Troy Dostert


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