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Blue Cranes

Hailing from the fertile scene of Portland, Oregon, the Blue Cranes create music that is as invigorating as it is disarming. Working a thin line between improvisation and catchiness, Blue Cranes arrive at a unique place. They have found a way to make exploration seem like the most enjoyable process around. The group, composed of Reed Wallsmith (alto saxophone), Joe “Sly Pig” Cunningham (tenor saxophone), Rebecca Sanborn (keyboards), Keith Brush (acoustic bass), and Ji Tanzer (drums), began working together as a quintet in 2007 (originally recording as a quartet in 2006). Over the past three years, the band has begun to reap the rewards of a collective articulation: a truly individual sound that depends on the contributions of each member. Blue Cranes have performed at rock, punk and jazz festivals down the West Coast

Album

Swim

Label: Rainbow
Released: 2013

Album

Observatories

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010

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News: Radio

The Jazz Session #208: Blue Cranes

The Jazz Session #208: Blue Cranes

Portland, Oregon-based band Blue Cranes have a new record called Observatories that continues their exploration of a wide variety of musical styles. In this interview, two members of Blue Crane discuss the bands origin; its expansion from a quartet to a quintet; the use of the studio as an instrument; and their fan-funded upcoming national tour ...

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News: Recording

Portland, Or's Blue Cranes Release 3rd Album of Indie-Tinged Chamber Music, "Observatories," September 14, 2010

Portland, Or's Blue Cranes Release 3rd Album of Indie-Tinged Chamber Music, "Observatories," September 14, 2010

It takes a minute for a band to hurdle growth spurts and become the eloquent ensemble it hopes to be. But striving for a truly individual sound, one that depends on the contributions of each member is a noble goal. After three years as a quintet with two saxophones up front, Blue Cranes have achieved such ...

Album

Blue Cranes

Label:
Released: 2005
Track listing: Running Out, .30-06 Circus, A Nicaragua, Crane.

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Article: Album Review

Blue Cranes: Blue Cranes

Read "Blue Cranes" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Blue Cranes is the name of a Portland, Oregon-based jazz trio whose self-titled CD is an EP containing live performances. They describe their music as fusing “the repetitive elements of modern loop-based music with traditional and avant-garde jazz styles in an acoustic setting." The music on Blue Cranes inevitably centers around the intriguing alto ...


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