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The Thompson Fields

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2015
Track listing: Walking By Flashlight; The Monarch And The Milkweed; Arbiters Of Evolution; The Thompson Fields; Home; Nimbus; A Potter's Song; Lembranca.

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

Read "The Thompson Fields" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

At the time Maria Schneider released Evanescence (Enja, 1994), big band jazz--especially in the US--was overly predictable and indecisively hanging on like ballroom music in a ghost town. Schneider, while embracing the best practices of earlier legendary big band leaders and her mentors, Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer, had added unconventional elements to her own compositions. ...

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

Read "The Thompson Fields" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Scomparso Butch Morris, Maria Schneider è da considerare il massimo compositore-orchestratore del jazz contemporaneo. Ogni suo nuovo disco è un evento e The Thompson Fields lo è in misura maggiore per la lunga gestazione che l'ha caratterizzato. A sette anni di distanza dal celebrato Sky Blue (Artist Share, 2007) Maria presenta nuove composizioni in un ...

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

Read "The Thompson Fields" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The singular achievement of Maria Schneider is to merge the particular with the universal: to use her very personal experiences and memories as grist for music which is aurally beautiful and deeply infused with love. This love originates from Schneider the person and artist; it is amplified and returned by those directly involved in ...

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

Read "The Thompson Fields" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It's always interesting to discuss the jazz greats of yesteryear and swap thoughts on how the new generation of artists stacks up against the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington. And it's quite possible that the consensus opinion there would be that virtually no one working today can compare favorably to those ...

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

Read "The Thompson Fields" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Composer and band leader Maria Schneider has only a single peer... Carla Bley. Both women are direct descendants of Duke Ellington and the spiritual children of Hector Berlioz. They are not masters of a single instrument, but of collections of instruments and their achievement is realized from directing those instruments in a given direction dictated by ...

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

Read "The Thompson Fields" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's a wealth of information to be found inside the beautiful packaging that accompanies this release, but a brief Theodore Roosevelt quote may be the most telling piece of text to be found there. It reads: “There is nothing more practical in the end than the preservation of beauty, than the preservation of anything that appeals ...


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