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Frank Macchia Featuring The Prague Orchestra - Landscapes flac
Performer: Frank Macchia Featuring The Prague Orchestra
Title: Landscapes
Label: Cacophony, Inc.
Country: US
Released: 17 Jan 2007
Style: Big Band, Cool Jazz
Cat: FMC512
Rating: 4.4/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2923 mb | MP3 size: 1593 mb | WMA size: 1221 mb
Genre: Jazz
Tracklist

1Desert Heat
Percussion – Craig Bunch
6:23
2Golden Fields5:40
3Way Down Yonder In New Orleans4:37
4Down In The Valley6:15
5Deep River5:16
6Forest Twilight3:58
7River Rapids5:52
8Avalon2:39
9The Sidewalks of New York5:25
10Artic Chill
Percussion – Craig Bunch
4:07
11Jungle Life7:12
12Shenandoah7:41

Credits

  • Artwork By – Charles Macchia
  • Composed By, Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone, ProducerFrank Macchia
  • EngineerSteve Salani, Vitek Kral
  • Liner NotesScott Yanow
  • Mastered ByBernie Grundman
  • OrchestraThe Prague Orchestra

Notes

Landscapes was released in 2007 and features composer/arranger/saxophonist Frank Macchia with the Prague Orchestra in a follow up to the Grammy nominated Emotions album. It also garnered a Grammy nomination in 2009 for Best Instrumental Arrangement for "Down In The Valley". A Review from AllMusic:

AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos

As a follow-up to the 2006 CD Emotions, Frank Macchia again teams with the Prague Orchestra for a program of orchestrated music that sails gently and beautifully behind his relaxed and colorful tenor saxophone. For this outing the theme is landscapes, and reflects what a fantasy meeting with Aaron Copland convening alongside the Gil Evans big band might sound like. A consistently lush but never syrupy, wonderfully textured and crafted sound sans any rhythm section rarely challenges Macchia, but they work closely in tandem to create urban, rural, and exotic imagery that is undeniably gorgeous. The CD features several traditional folk melodies familiar to all, two standards, and the six-part "Landscapes Suite." But the proceedings kick off with a spirited late-night tribute to the Big Apple "The Sidewalks of New York." It parallels the 1983 Michael Brecker/Claus Ogerman recording Cityscape. Heading far south, a subdued post-Katrina requiem is offered on the showtune "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," and "Avalon" is way understated, quite laconic, and frankly just a bit stiff. The folk tunes "Shenandoah," "Down in the Valley," and "Deep River" lend themselves well to the string arrangements, and are superbly rendered. The suite works on different earthly planes, beginning with "Golden Fields" which has an admitted kinship to John Coltrane's "Naima," followed by "Desert Heat" accented by a dumbek player in 7/8 time and a cerebral Arabian feel, leading to the graceful Americana flavored undercurrent 6/8 flow of "River Rapids." A cold, barren "Arctic Chill," Afro-classical "Jungle Life" that would make Duke Ellington proud, and the finale "Forest Twilight" with oboe accents and the most neo-classical stance concludes the suite. If you enjoy cool school saxophonists like Stan Getz or Paul Desmond, the Gil Evans/Miles Davis classic "Sketches of Spain," Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez," and the work of Ogerman or Lalo Schifrin, you'll gravitate to this. It's a recording all the participants should be proud of, and those purchasing this music will savor it upon many repeated, satisfying listenings.

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Scanned): 647970140123
  • Barcode (Printed): 6 47970 14012 3
  • Matrix / Runout: UD2880 ULTRADISC/CA C07090377
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LW44
  • Rights Society: BMI

Companies

  • Copyright (c) – Frank Macchia
  • Copyright (c) – Framac Music
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering

Album

Landscapes - Frank Macchia. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Frank Macchia: Landscapes. As a follow-up to the 2006 CD Emotions, Frank Macchia again teams with the Prague Orchestra for a program of orchestrated music that sails gently and beautifully behind his relaxed and colorful tenor saxophone. For this outing the theme is landscapes, and reflects what a fantasy meeting with Aaron Copland convening alongside the Gil Evans big band might sound like. A consistently lush but never syrupy, wonderfully textured and crafted sound sans any rhythm section rarely challenges Macchia, but they work closely in tandem to create urban, rural, and exotic imagery that is undeniably gorgeous. Frank Macchia Featuring The Prague Orchestra : Landscapes Contents. Album infos. Buy music. Frank Macchia feat. The Prague Orchestra. Landscapes I: Golden Fields. Landscapes II: Desert Heat. Landscapes III: River Rapids. Landscapes IV: Arctic Chill. Landscapes V: Jungle Life. Landscapes VI: Forest Twilight. Listen free to Frank Macchia Landscapes The Sidewalks of New York, Shenandoah and more. 12 tracks 65:00. Spending the last fifteen years in Los Angeles orchestrating and composing for movies, and specifically writing for strings, woodwinds and harps in place of the standard piano rhythm section, Macchia utilizes those skills on this concept recording. Landscapes is an encore performance that continues the musical exploration Macchia began with Emotions. Burbank, United States. His 2007 CD, Emotions featuring the Prague Orchestra and Frank on tenor sax, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Instrumental Arrangement and was followed by another CD with the Prague Orchestra, Landscapes, also nominated for a GRAMMY in 2008. In 2009 Frank released Saxolollapalooza, featuring saxophonists Eric Marienthal, Sal Lozano, Bob Sheppard, Gene Cipriano, Jay Mason and Peter Erskine on drums. In Jan. 2010 Frank's CD Folk Songs for Jazzers was released. Add album to Cart. Emotions 2006. Mo' Animals 2006. The Galapagos Suite 2003. Animals 2004. Macchia followed up Emotions with another Prague Orchestra collaboration in his 2007 release, Landscapes. Michael G. Macchia again mixes original compositions with explorations of traditional American Folk Music with arrangements of Shenandoah, Deep River and Down in the Valley, which was nominated. After a 4 year break in album projects Frank got back to work in 2018 working with drummer-percussionist