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Edward Ratliff

Edward Ratliff is a New York City-based composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium and accordion). He has been called “a wonderfully spunky and imperturbable trumpet player” (The New York Times) and “a fine musician who possesses a clever and crafty compositional pen” (AllAboutJazz.com).

The music he makes is inspired by a wide range of sources, including kung fu movies, jazz, boleros, cha cha and tango, the golden age of Hollywood, 18th-century Bohemian wind music, ambient grooves, Vietnamese pop music and free improvisation.

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”...[Barcelona in 48 Hours] is an intriguing tone poem that repays repeated listening... Ratliff's method of theme and reiterations (rather than variations) recalls Gato Barbieri's soundtrack for Last Tango in Paris.” --John Walters, The Guardian

”...composer-brassmeister-accordionist Ratliff has fashioned a little quintet that sustains its tenderness and agility while still blowing like Vesuvius. Factor in the gypsy strain that arrives via the Far East and you've got singularity, too.” --Jim Macnie, Village Voice

”...fetching, globe-trotting, and insatiably romantic, [Barcelona in 48 Hours] entrances within seconds, begs you to get involved, and ages with grace..

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Albums

Those Moments Before
Those Moments Before
Strudelmedia
2010
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Barcelona in 48 Hours
Barcelona in 48 Hours
Strudelmedia
2005
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Barcelona in 48 Hours
Barcelona in 48 Hours
Strudelmedia
2004
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Wong Fei-Hong Meets Little Strudel
Wong Fei-Hong Meets...
Strudelmedia
2000
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