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The Bowie Project

Metropolitan Jazz Octet

The Bowie Project

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Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558286421
Catnr: ORIGIN 82864
Release date: 02 June 2023
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Label
Origin Records
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0805558286421
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ORIGIN 82864
Release date
02 June 2023
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Chicago's Metropolitan Jazz Octet partners with the acclaimed vocalist Paul Marinaro to create an inspired tribute to the durability and pure magic of David Bowie’s songwriting legacy. Reinterpreting without replicating, due in no small part to Marinaro’s riveting vocals paired with creative arrangements, the octet palette reveals transparency and intimacy, coaxing nuanced colors more indicative of a larger orchestra, laying out an inventive complement to Bowie’s lyrics. The MJO was originally founded in the '50s by saxophonist/arranger Tom Hilliard and documented first in 1959's The Legend of Bix, on Argo Records. Its re-awakening in 2014 by Hilliard's former student, Jim Gailloreto, extends the rich legacy of Hilliard's library of compositions and devotion to this elegant chamber ensemble.
Das Metropolitan Jazz Octet aus Chicago hat sich mit dem gefeierten Sänger Paul Marinaro zusammengetan, um eine inspirierte Hommage an die Beständigkeit und die pure Magie von David Bowies Songwriting zu schaffen. Das Oktett interpretiert neu, ohne zu kopieren, was nicht zuletzt an Marinaros fesselndem Gesang in Verbindung mit kreativen Arrangements liegt. Die Palette des Oktetts offenbart Transparenz und Intimität und entlockt ihm nuancierte Farben, die eher auf ein größeres Orchester hindeuten, und stellt eine einfallsreiche Ergänzung zu Bowies Lyrics dar. Das MJO wurde ursprünglich in den 50er Jahren von dem Saxophonisten und Arrangeur Tom Hilliard gegründet und erstmals 1959 in The Legend of Bix auf Argo Records dokumentiert. Seine Wiedererweckung im Jahr 2014 durch Hilliards ehemaligen Schüler Jim Gailloreto erweitert das reiche Erbe von Hilliards Kompositionsbibliothek und seiner Hingabe an dieses elegante Kammerensemble.

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Jim Gailloreto (flute)

Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University.  In 1997, he embarked on a new project called Jazz String Quintet. It is an integration of both jazz and classical music written for string quartet and soprano saxophone. Inspired by sources as diverse as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Gailloreto offers a perfect blend of classical music and jazz; structure and spontaneity. The compositions interweave his own soprano saxophone with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. 'No composer has shaped the structures and layered the phrases of the string quartet to so successfully accommodate...
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Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University. In 1997, he embarked on a new project called Jazz String Quintet. It is an integration of both jazz and classical music written for string quartet and soprano saxophone. Inspired by sources as diverse as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Gailloreto offers a perfect blend of classical music and jazz; structure and spontaneity. The compositions interweave his own soprano saxophone with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. "No composer has shaped the structures and layered the phrases of the string quartet to so successfully accommodate full-tilt improvisation," writes jazz authority Neil Tesser. He has performed with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Chamber Musicians and the new music group Fulcrum Point. He also records and performs with Blue Note artist Patricia Barber, guitarist John Mc Lean, pianist Jeremy Kahn, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and composer/pianist Fred Hersch. His string quartet arrangements can be heard on Kurt Elling's CD "Dedicated To You". He recently performed a Chicago premier of Marc Anthony Turnage's "Scorched" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and John Scofield. Jim is a recipient of the New Works: Creation & Presentation Program Grant from Chamber Music America. Through this grant he has created an intricate four movement work entitled "American Complex." In the broadest sense, Jazz String Quintet pays homage to America's greatest jazz legends. And within this new CD exists a timely and brilliant collaboration with vocalist and composer Patricia Barber, exploring something innovative; the jazz side of classical music art songs.

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John Kornegay (alto saxophone)

Peter Brusen (bariton saxophone)

Doug Scharf (trumpet)

Russ Phillips (trombone)

Doug Bistrow (double bass)

Bob Rummage (drums)

Bob Sutter (piano)

Metropolitan Jazz Octet

The Metropolitan Jazz Octet (MJO) is the reawakening of a group that started in the 1950’s by Chicago saxophonist and arranger Tom Hilliard.   From 1950 through mid 80's Hilliard wrote many of the octets compositions. He worked with Chicago’s top arrangers and studio musicians expanding the library to 150-plus charts. In 1959 MJO recorded an album on the Argo label called The Legend of Bix, a tribute to 1920's great cornetist and composer Bix Beiderbecke.   As a professor at De Paul University School of Music, Hilliard taught three current members of MJO to whom he bequeathed his complete library, passing the torch to the next generation.   This new octet started exploring Tom Hilliard’s library in 2014, and with the support from the...
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The Metropolitan Jazz Octet (MJO) is the reawakening of a group that started in the 1950’s by Chicago saxophonist and arranger Tom Hilliard.
From 1950 through mid 80's Hilliard wrote many of the octets compositions. He worked with Chicago’s top arrangers and studio musicians expanding the library to 150-plus charts. In 1959 MJO recorded an album on the Argo label called The Legend of Bix, a tribute to 1920's great cornetist and composer Bix Beiderbecke. As a professor at De Paul University School of Music, Hilliard taught three current members of MJO to whom he bequeathed his complete library, passing the torch to the next generation.
This new octet started exploring Tom Hilliard’s library in 2014, and with the support from the Non-profit Jazz Artist Resource, and has since composed and recorded three albums.
Now lead by Jim Gailloreto, John Kornegay, Peter Brusen and John McCortney, MJO is made up of talented musicians active in jazz and music education in Chicago. Together they create a unique and fresh contribution to the on going spirit of jazz.

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Paul Marinaro (vocals)

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01.
Slow Burn
06:40
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
02.
5:15 The Angels Have Gone
07:32
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro
03.
Changes
05:44
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
04.
Letter to Hermione
05:32
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Ben Lewis, Paul Marinaro
05.
Space Oddity
05:10
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
06.
Let's Dance
06:17
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
07.
Stay
05:01
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
08.
Quicksand
05:09
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Ben Lewis, Paul Marinaro
09.
I Would Be Your Slave
05:32
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Ben Lewis, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
10.
Conversation Piece
05:26
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
11.
Life on Mars?
06:49
(David Bowie) John Kornegay, Jim Gailloreto, Peter Brusen, Doug Scharf, Russ Phillips, Doug Bistrow, Bob Rummage, Bob Sutter, Paul Marinaro, Mike Freeman
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