0

New Angle

New Angle by Mike Conrad buy album

Mike Conrad

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2017
Duration: 01:02:00
Views: 1,366

Track Listing

New Angle, KaBlooz!, To the Summit, Vermilion Skies, What is This Thing Called Love?, Berceuse, 2020, Uncommon Valor

Personnel

Mike Conrad
Mike Conrad

composer/conductor

Additional Personnel / Information

Mike Conrad: leader, conductor, trombone, melodica; Alex Sipiagin: trumpet, flugelhorn; Kenyon Brenner: tenor saxophone; Justin Cook: flute; Veronica Lovely: oboe, english horn; Darrel Watson: bass clarinet, clarinet; Greg Weis: trumpet, flugelhorn; Kerrie Pitts: horn; John Mathews: bass trombone, tuba; Ching-Hsuan Wang: violin, Gina Buzzelli: violin; Tyler McKisson: viola; Katarina Pliego: cello; Joe Darpino: percussion; Matt Landon: guitar; Tom Amend: piano; Seth Lewis: bass; Ryan Leppich; drums

Album Description

The All Angles Orchestra is a 15-piece ensemble that forces the classical and jazz worlds to collide. The combination of orchestral woodwinds, a string quartet, a mix of brass instruments, and a jazz rhythm section allows the group to produce a wide variety of amazing colors and textures, serving as the perfect creative vehicle for a few young jazz composers on the rise. Having already earned five DownBeat Awards and four Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards for his writing (among other accolades), Mike Conrad finds the All Angles Orchestra pushing his compositions in new and exciting directions. His original music is showcased alongside pieces by Greg Weis and Tom Amend. This group’s debut album, New Angle, features Alex Sipiagin, the incredible trumpet player and veteran of groups like the Dave Holland Big Band, the Michael Brecker Quindectet, and Mingus Dynasty. Alex calls the All Angles Orchestra an “absolutely amazing team” and describes the project as “a small group mentality with a large orchestra sound.” Some jazz albums seem to just slap a string quartet on top as almost an afterthought. That is decidedly not the case here. The compositions weave together the various instruments from cello to oboe to marimba in an inventive and intriguing way, while showcasing Alex Sipigian’s outstanding musicianship and dazzling technique. New Angle by the All Angles Orchestra will remind listeners of the 2007 release, Song for Anyone by Chris Potter as well as Michael Brecker’s 2004 release, Wide Angles, which won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and also featured Alex Sipiagin. Starting on June 23rd, 2017, physical and digital copies of New Angle will be available through Outside In Music and mconradmusic.com; digital copies will also be available through iTunes and Amazon. The album will be promoted and sold on a tour through the Midwest from June 27th to July 6th of 2017 and will be played on jazz radio stations across the country.


Tags

Reviews

Watch


Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and through our retail affiliations you'll support us in the process.

MUSICSTACK
Rare vinyl LPs and CDs from over 1,000 independent sellers
AMAZON
CDs, Vinyl, Blu-Ray DVDS, Prime membership, Alexa, SONOS and more
HD TRACKS
Specializing in high resolution and CD-quality downloads
CD UNIVERSE
Specializing in music, movies and video games
REVERB
Marketplace for new, used, and vintage instruments and gear

Album Reviews

Free Tracks

Ascension
Ascension

Robert Lee 2

The End of August
The End of August

Little Gorgeous

Asatsuyu
Asatsuyu

Satoko Fujii

Unraveled
Unraveled

Aubrey Johnson

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.