Sunday, March 8, 2009

CD of the Day - "Jamie Baum: Moving Forward, Standing Still"

CD of the Day
Jamie Baum Septet: "Moving Forward, Standing Still" (OmniTone) 2004

Recorded in 2002, released in 2004
All tunes composed by Jamie Baum, except "From Scratch" by Trilok Gurtu
Featuring: Jamie Baum (flute, alto flute), Doug Yates (bass clarinet, alto saxophone), Ralph Alessi (trumpet, flugelhorn), Tom Varner (French horn), George Colligan (acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes), Drew Gress (acoustic bass) & Jeff Hirshfield (drums)
Inspired by Stravinsky, Bartok, Ives, and other contemporary classical composers, flutist/composer Jamie Baum and six spirited improvisors create lush, distinctive, swirling musical landscapes filled with contrast and adventure

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