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Norman David

Label: CoolCraft
Released: 2020
Duration: 1:10:00
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Track Listing

1. Mouse Pad (The Pad of the Mouse) (Live) 2. Subterranean Heights (Live) 3. The Frame of Forever... (Live) 4. Parallel Suite 2020: I. Expansions 5. Parallel Suite 2020: II. Standing Motion 6. Parallel Suite 2020: III. Determination

Personnel

Norman David
Norman David

saxophone, soprano

Andrew Urbina

saxophone, alto

Dylan Band
Dylan Band

saxophone, tenor

Mark Allen
Mark Allen

saxophone, baritone

Matt Davis
Matt Davis

guitar

Morgan Walbridge

vibraphone

John Fedchock
John Fedchock

trombone

Scott Robinson
Scott Robinson

saxophone, baritone

Dick Oatts
Dick Oatts

saxophone, alto

Rock Ciccarone

trombone

Joe Mosello
Joe Mosello

trumpet

Album Description

This is the first of two Eleventet album releases during the 40th-year celebration of my band. The performances here showcase The Eleventet at three points over a span of 19 years. The personnel varies on the three sessions, but the “Eleventet sound” is always there—in-your-face and packed with energy. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the bandmembers are always of the highest caliber. In early 2001, when I was teaching at Ursinus College, just northwest of Philadelphia, The Eleventet performed as part of the college’s annual concert series. The band was hot that evening in front of an enthusiastic audience. Ten years later, I set to music some of the writings of my friend, Ethel Rackin, a prolific and acclaimed poet. The Eleventet played the world premiere in Philadelphia and that performance was also a resounding success. Both of these concerts were recorded at the time, yet never released—until now. To complete this album’s program, I composed a three-movement suite. Recorded in studio, the work is a feature for The Eleventet’s rhythm section, augmented with electric guitar and vibraphone, but the entire ensemble has its moments too. I have been steadfast in keeping The Eleventet at the forefront of my work throughout my professional career. Maintaining a roster of top players, as well as writing new music on a monthly or even weekly basis, is daunting. But I (happily) persist and the music goes on. Continuing action! — N. D. March 4, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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