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Opportunity

Opportunity

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Jack Furlong

Label: Bridge and Tunnel
Released: 2018
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Track Listing

1. Opportunity; 2. Hugo's Gone Again; 3. Losing My Religion; 4. Cheap Ride; 5. Theme from "TRON: Legacy;" 6. Cranky; 7. Zanzibar; 8. The Legend of Zelda; 9. To Mom, With Love; 10. Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Personnel

Jack Furlong—saxophones Sean Gough—piano Jon McElroy—bass John O'Keefe—drums

Album Description

Baritone saxophonist Jack Furlong has returned after a five year absence to release OPPORTUNITY, the latest album with his jazz quartet, featuring Sean Gough on piano, Jon McElroy on bass, and John O'Keefe on drums. The album features a mix of original work and unique arrangements. The story behind the album’s impetus is rich with heartfelt inspiration and a storybook ending. Following the 2013 release of CHARITY, a jazz duo album from Furlong and Gough, Furlong was called away from music for something more important. "My girlfriend suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident," recalls Furlong. "I had to leave my job and most of everything I had going on in my life to take care of her. However, after all the hard work in therapy and recovery, she is back to work and back to normal. Now it's time for me to return as well." As such, OPPORTUNITY was born. Expect music that appeals to both your creative mind and your heart as you listen to a journey that includes childhood nostalgia and nods to loved ones. While the cover songs showcase Furlong’s arranging skills, the originals still feature Furlong’s musical wit and simple, yet catchy touch. From seductive Latin to driving swing, the range of styles runs the gamut in his original work. But what might be even more impressive is Furlong’s decision to express his tone color through other saxophones. He features both tenor and soprano sax on a few tracks to “change it up,” as he says. OPPORTUNITY celebrated its release on Friday, December 21st, 2018, at a CD release concert at the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing, NJ. The concert featured a sampling of music from the album and, as part of the crowdfunding rewards for his backers, tunes selected by Furlong’s fans from among his normal repertoire.

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