Label: Cuneiform Records – Rune 364. Format: Vinyl, LP, translucent blue vinyl. Country: US. Released: 2013. Producer – Blue Cranes, Nate Query. Recorded By – Cooper McBean, Jason Powers, Kendra Lynn. Rhodes – Jessica Cooke (tracks: b4). Saw – Cooper McBean (tracks: b4). Tenor Saxophone – Joe Cunningham. Trombone – Nick Sweet (tracks: b2), Patrick Finley (tracks: a3). Trumpet – Gus Baum (tracks: a3).
LP - Cuneiform Records. The saxophones evoke passion but the mood is more equivocal on 2013's Swim, the fourth full-length album from Portland, Oregon quintet Blue Cranes and their first for the Cuneiform label. Reed Wallsmith on alto and Joe Cunningham on tenor carry the melodic hooks but also wail and howl over the midtempo rockish rhythms of supple acoustic bassist Keith Brush and drummer Ji Tanzer and the sometimes dark unfoldings of Rebecca Sanborn's keyboards, augmented here and there by a string trio or quartet.
Portland, Oregon jazz quintet Blue Cranes is not a typical jazz group. Since their formation in 2007, the ensemble (Reed Wallsmith on alto sax, Joe Cunningham on tenor sax, keyboardist Rebecca Sanborn, bassist Keith Brush and drummer Ji Tanzer) has developed a unique sound which explores free improvisation, modern jazz, and alternative music influences (they have covered Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith, Blonde Redhead and others). It should not be a surprise, then, that Blue Cranes’ fourth full-length album, Swim, is on the eclectic-by-design Cuneiform label (home to Ahleuchatistas, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Curlew and many more ed performers), and Decemberists’ bassist Nate Query co-produced the 50-minute record. If a listener heard specific parts of Swim outside of the context, one might think it is an indie rock project.
Our new album, Swim, will be released nationally on June 4th, 2013 (Portland release show on May 24th). 12/16/10: Opening tonight! Blue Cranes perform to dance pieces choreographed by Minh Tran, Carla Mann, Andrea Parson, Tracey Durbin, Sarah Slipper and Kemba Shannon. See info to the left. 12/1/10: This will be in Santa Cruz on Fri.
Swim is a departure from Blue Cranes' previous, and in some ways simpler, albums. This work is the culmination of several between-album projects, including a 30-day crowd-sourced Amtrak train tour in 2011, and a seven day group composition retreat, supported in part by a grant from Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council. However, the heart of Swim lies in indelibly profound life events-the passing.
Blue Cranes - Everything Is Going to Be Okay. views 38. Repetition on the radio 0. play. Blue Cranes Everything Is Going to Be Okay. Swim is a departure from Blue Cranes' previous, and in some ways simpler, albums. More than half of the album incorporates arrangements for a string trio, and other tracks include other musical guests - cementing the group's love affair with a lush sonic palette.
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- Acoustic Bass – Sam Howard (tracks: 9)
- Alto Saxophone – Noah Bernstein (tracks: 3, 7), Reed Wallsmith
- Baritone Saxophone – Steve Berlin (tracks: 3)
- Bass – Keith Brush
- Bass Clarinet – Chad Hensel (tracks: 3, 7)
- Cello – Anna Fritz (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8)
- Design, Layout – Tiny Little Hammers
- Drums – Eric Redpath (tracks: 9), Ji Tanzer
- Guitar – Kevin DeMarco (tracks: 9)
- Keyboards – Rebecca Sanborn
- Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Jessica Cooke (tracks: 9)
- Saw – Cooper McBean (tracks: 9)
- Tenor Saxophone – Joe Cunningham
- Trombone – Nick Sweet (tracks: 7), Patrick Finley (tracks: 3)
- Trumpet – Gus Baum (tracks: 3)
- Viola – Eyvind Kang (tracks: 2, 5), Kyleen King (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8)
- Violin – Patty King (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 045775036427
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