On the NYC scene since 2000, Sound Assembly is a 17-piece collective of New York's finest players featuring the original compositions of David Schumacher and JC Sanford. Schumacher and Sanford strive for organic structures, extended forms, and motivic development through a colorful palette of orchestration. They intertwine improvised and composed elements in their work to create a natural, seamless evolution of material. It is a combination full of excitement and intrigue that will fulfill the most critical and demanding jazz audience.
“Taking the angular bravado of Charles Mingus and re-imagining it for the
21st century, this 17-piece jazz orchestra
from New York brings it full-force on their album of original, unique
compositions. With stab-tone sectionals and
blazing solos, “Edge of the Mind” displays an energetic big band who has
evolved to a place where they can
make musical violence sound romantic.” - CD Baby (where we are an Editor’s
Pick for Jazz)
“These are in essence thought-provoking works that commands one's
unwavering awareness and consideration.
If due diligence is given, the rewards can be sizable…It's an ample meal…
easily digested by epicures.” - All About Jazz
“These guys are carving out their own territory in the realm of the modern
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