155

Marty Ehrlich: The Long View

By

Sign in to view read count
Marty Ehrlich: The Long View


The Long View came out of a collaboration between Marty Ehrlich and his friend, the renowned painter Oliver Jackson, during a ten-week Harvard University residency in 2000. Inspired by Jackson’s work since the 1970s, Ehrlich sees his impressionistic paintings as "a visual counterpoint to what I have imagined in sound.” Although the music was developed to interact in exhibition with Jackson’s paintings, The Long View – comprised of six movements and a short postlude – stands on its own. Besides being inspired by Jackson’s six paintings, there is no direct correlation between them and Ehrlich’s compositions.

Twenty-one outstanding musicians contribute to The Long View, not all of them on every movement. On the different parts Ehrlich plays flute, soprano, alto, tenor sax and bass clarinet. The music constantly shifts, winding back and forth between various styles, textures, harmonies, and at times Roscoe Mitchell- or Ornette Coleman-inspired free jazz. Meat and potato blues slides into butt-kicking funk, on into hard swing and screaming collective improvisation. Several beautiful solos glue together the creative orchestral interplay of the instruments, all adding up to a unique listening experience.

Three movements (I, III and VI) feature eleven horns, with I and VI including bass and drums. Movement II spotlights Ehrlich’s soprano sax teamed with a string quartet of violin, viola, cello and bass. The album concludes with Postlude, a delicately interwoven duet between Ehrlich’s tenor sax and bass clarinet alongside Wayne Horvitz's piano.

Marty Ehrlich writes in the album liner notes that his “compulsion was to give expression to the place where beauties that should not be forgotten and beauties that have yet to be imagined collide, coexist and transform.” The Long View accomplishes that goal in spades.

Track Listing

1. The Long View: Movement I 12:07 2. The Long View: Movement II 12:12 3. The Long View: Movement III 8:49 4. The Long View: Movement IV 8:52 5. The Long View: Movement V 8:29 6. The Long View: Movement VI 10:48 7. The Long View: Postlude 2:25

Personnel

Marty Ehrlich: Flute, Bass Clarinet, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano Saxophones; Mark Dresser: Bass; Mark Helias: Bass, Conductor; Andy Laster: Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone; Sam Furnace Flute, Alto Saxophone; Wayne Horvitz: Piano; Ray Anderson: Trombone; Clark Gayton: Trombone; Eddie Allen: Trumpet; James Zollar: Trumpet; Marcus Rojas: Tuba; Mark Feldman: Violin; Eddie Bobe: Bongos, Cowbell; Erik Friedlander: Cello; Robert DeBellis: Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet; J.D. Parran: Contrabass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone; Pheeroan akLaff: Drums; Bobby Previte: Drums, Bass Drums, Tambourine; Michael Sarin: Drums; John Clark: Horn; Ralph Farris: Viola; Ned Rothenberg: Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone.

Album information

Title: The Long View | Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Unknown label

Post a comment about this album

Tags

Shop Amazon

More

Read Free Hoops
Free Hoops
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio
Read A Walk in the Park
A Walk in the Park
Jerry Cook Quartet +
Read New Aurora
New Aurora
Michael Sarian
Read Unnavigable Tributaries
Unnavigable Tributaries
Vicente / Brice / Sanders
Read How To turn the Moon
How To turn the Moon
Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell
Read The Path
The Path
Chien Chien Lu

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.