East West -Music for Big Bands

by Michael Zilber

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    A beautifully packaged double CD, East West - Music For Big Bands is the saxophonist/composer’s latest Origin Records project, released November 15, 2019. Leading Jazz Journalist Andrew Gilbert says “East West – Music for Big Bands embraces multiplicity. It’s not either/or, it’s and/also. It’s beauty AND burn, intense swing AND sweet balladry, all united under Zilber’s commanding and ever-expanding creative purview.” Tackling an ambitious, once-in-a-lifetime project with two big band recording sessions – one in New York, the other in San Francisco – Zilber gathers, from his extensive music community, two groupings of powerful, empathetic playing peers, their collective commitment to support, share, and create, shining through these 14 tracks. Featured are 8 Zilber originals and 6 of his arrangements of classic songs, including “Joshua,” “Fall,” “Skylark” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”

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Hen House 05:20
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Fall 09:30
3.
Joshua 07:27
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Repressions 08:47
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Michael Zilber - tenor sax Tommy Morimoto - tenor sax
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Skylark 09:28
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"East West - Music for Big Bands embraces multiplicity. It’s not either/or, it’s and/also. It’s beauty AND burn, intense swing AND sweet balladry, all united under Zilber’s commanding and ever expanding creative purview." Andrew Gilbert - the preeminent jazz journalist and critic in the Bay Area, he covers jazz, international music and dance for KQED's California Report, The Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeleyside and other publications.

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released November 22, 2019

PERFORMERS:

New York Band: (# indicates tracks soloed on)
Bruce Williamson - alto (3,4)
Todd Bashore - alto (1, 4, 5)
Michael Zilber - tenor (1,2,4,7)
Tommy Morimoto - tenor (7)
Jay Rattman - baritone

Frank Greene - Trumpet 1
Alex Norris - Trumpet 2 (5)
Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet 3 (1)
Chris Rogers - Trumpet 4 (2)

Doug Beavers - Trombone 1 (2, 3)
Alan Ferber - Trombone 2 (5)
Beserat Tafesse - Trombone 3
Max Seigel - Bass Tbn

Mike Holober - Piano (4,5,6)
John Benitez - Bass (3)
Marko Marcinko - Drums (1, 3, 5)

San Francisco Band: (# indicates tracks soloed on)
Sheldon Brown - alto (4)
Larry Delacruz - alto (6)
Michael Zilber - tenor (1,4, 5)
Dann Zinn - tenor (6)
Rob Sudduth - baritone

Erik Andrews - trumpet
Mike Olmos - trumpet (5)
Max Miller-Moran - trumpet (1)
Erik Jekabson - trumpet (2)
Doug Beavers - trombone
Jeff Cressman - trombone
Jon Hatamiya - trombone (4)
Rich Lee - bass trombone

John R Burr - piano (1)
Dan Feiszli - bass (3)
Jeff Marrs - drums (6)
Jeff Masanari - guitar (6)
Joe Bagale - vocals (2)

Produced by Michael Zilber
Recorded by New York: Aaron Nevezie, SF: Jeff Cressman
New York: The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn San Francisco - The Union, San Francisco
New York: March 27, 2018, SF: August 9, 2018
Mixing: New York: Dan Feiszli, SF: Jeff Cressman
New York: El Cerrito, CA San Francisco: San Francisco, CA
Mastered by Jeremy Goody, Megasonic Sound, Oakland, CA
Photos by Scott Chernis, Dionne Perez
Cover design & layout by John Bishop

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