Sunday, August 18, 2013

CD Review: "Introductions" by Resonance

Resonance is a Jazz octet that consists of eight of the most wonderfully talented musicians you will find in any Jazz group performing today.  On their new CD "Introductions" this contemporary ensemble uses an unusual fusion of instruments that produces a new and fresh sound. At times, the sounds produced seem to be a blend of Classical and Modern Jazz. Each of the performers on this new CD which was released on August 6, 2013 has remarkably strong resumes and performing credentials.  As a  result the sounds produced are wonderful to hear. Stephen McQuarry the leader of the group and its piano player did a superb job producing this CD.  Stephen also was responsible for the great fresh arrangements and Orchestration.  The members of the group were gathered from all parts of the country: Nancy Blen on Cello, Ted Burik on Bass, Greg German on Drums, Georgianna Krieger on Sax, Michelle Mastin on Viola, Michele Walther on Violin and Laura Austin Wiley on Piccolo, C-Flute, Alto Flute and Vocal.

This CD is available at most music sources, and you can sample the sounds by going to The Resonance Site:

Album Cuts: 
1. Eleanor Rigby                           7. Jupiter
2. Gemini                                        8. The Journey Of Each Other
3. In A Sentimental Mood            9.  Moon and Sand
4. Opus                                           10. See You Next Wednesday
5. Gaviota                                       11. Song To John Pt 1
6. Prelude/ So What                      12. Song To John Pt 2

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