No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. Stephen Smoliar The author's construction of his reality of self! Report this album or account. If you like Orphic Machine, you may also like:. Flatbed Buggy by Rudy Royston. So much fun and joy and swing, and the instrumentation allows for some super-fresh sounds as well as some old-timey goodness. And simply great tunes too! Rise of Orion by Rudy Royston.
Riverside by Riverside. Jimmy easily would have fit in with this outfit, and it would have been a joy to listen to for another reason. These musicians are engaged and perform at the top of their game, every piece. Kenneth Pyron. La Noche de los Dioses by Tino Contreras. Nine Lives by Katalyst. But Mr. Goldberg, who had Mr. Goldberg marshals some of the sharpest improvisers on the scene into a dynamic orchestra. That it works so bewitchingly is a testament to Ms.
And yet, totally unexpected. Allen Grossman, by the way, passed away just last year. Orphic Machine is a testament to the immortality of forward-thinking ideas that keep the soul of its originator alive after the body has passed. April 6, by S.
Victor Aaron. Hill wasn't a doctor then; he was travelling to six or seven elementary schools every week to teach band. We were lucky to have him. So growing up in Denver I played clarinet in the public schools -- band, orchestra, and jazz band, and various city-wide and state-wide groups. Two lucky things happened:. I started practicing to try to catch up, and never stopped.
Back then if you wanted to be in the Stage Jazz Band, you had to take up the saxophone, so my dad went to the pawn shop and found an alto for like forty dollars.
That was a crazy place with so many unbelievably talented kids. My second year there I resolved to practice eight hours every day; you could usually find me sitting on a chair in the field behind the practice rooms, day and night. I tried to continue this back in Denver during my senior year of high school, which necessitated getting up at 4 a. A heartfelt thanks to the Kents who lived next door and never complained.
My musical life was a dichotomy: I played jazz on the saxophone and classical music on the clarinet.“Combining deft improvisation, accessible melodies and deceptively complex compositions, this is an album that rewards both cursory and in-depth listening.” – Elmore Magazine. On his new album, Orphic Machine, clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg creates his most beautiful and lyrical music to date. Goldberg’s songs, brought to exquisite life by vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, derive lyrics from an unlikely source: not poetry.