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My Garden

Label: Red Piano Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Winter: My 44th Year; Round and Round; My Garden; For Crying Out Loud; Lioness; Slaughterhouse; Lean; Finality.

My Garden

Label: What Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: 01. Winter: My 44th Year; 02. Round and Round; 03. My Garden; 04. For Crying Out Loud; 05. Lioness; 06. Slaughterhouse; 07. Lean; 08. Finality.

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Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Read "My Garden" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il ventiseienne losangelino Nicholas Urie è senz'altro un tipo da tener d'occhio. Intanto è un compositore puro, specie tutto sommato rara in ambito jazzistico (pur nell'ampia accezione che la sua musica richiede; ma che al centro ci sia il jazz è indiscutibile). Ha studiato con Bob Brookmeyer (come una certa Maria Schneider...) e poi ha iniziato ...

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Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Read "My Garden" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Nicholas Urie made an impressive footprint with the release of his Excerpts From and Online Dating Service (Red Piano Records, 2009). The composer/arranger modus operandi changes little on My Garden, where he takes his texts from the poetry of West Coast writer Charles Bukowski (1920-1994), and weaves them into provocative and often violent tapestries of contemporary ...

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Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Read "My Garden" reviewed by Matt Marshall

With My Garden, an album of songs for large ensemble with poetry by Charles Bukowski, composer/conductor Nicholas Urie continues his exploration into modern-day isolation and disconnect begun on 2009's Excerpts From an Online Dating Service (Red Piano Records). On Excerpts, Urie invited the listener to hear ("imagine" might be more fitting) a certain poetry in the ...

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Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Read "My Garden" reviewed by Wilbert Sostre

The combination of poetry and music is not new. Spain and Latin America have a great tradition of poetry musicalization. As part of the Nueva Trova style of the 1970s, singers like Silvio Rodriguez, Mercedes Sosa, Atahaulpa Yupanqui and Roy Brown set the poetry of some of Latin America's best writers to music. Being ...

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Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Read "My Garden" reviewed by Mark Corroto

First thoughts of accompanying the poetry of Charles Bukowski to music are predisposed to the techniques of Tom Waits and his post-beatnik circus. Composer/arranger Nicholas Urie takes another path, instead, orchestrating his 12-piece big band towards an alternative rendition and deeper understanding.Like his previous Excerpts From An Online Dating Service (Red Piano, 2009) ,where ...


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