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Sleepers Wake by Bill Cunliffe

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Album Title: BACHanalia
By: Bill Cunliffe
Label: Metro
Released: 2017

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Fiona's Comments

Need a smile? Da di dum to this wee beauty. Takes a team of special sauce jazz virtuosi to update classical standards. Nice touch.

About the Album

Pianist/composer and Grammy-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe's take on the beloved Bach cantata "Sleepers Wake" is the first track from Cunliffe's newest record, "BACHanalia." In BACHanalia, Cunliffe boldly crosses the streams, mashing together classical repertoire and big band jazz with swinging abandon and irreverent glee. The recording features pianist Cunliffe, vocalist Denise Donatelli, trumpeter Terell Stafford, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, drummer Joe La Barbera, and many others.

Track Listing

Sleepers Wake; Afluencia; Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st Movement; Solfeggietto; Blame It on My Youth; Goldberg Contraption; The Three-Cornered Hat; I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

Personnel

Bill Cunliffe: leader, composer, arranger, piano, background vocal (7); Wayne Bergeron: trumpet (2, 3); John Daversa: trumpet (5); Dan Fornero: trumpet (5); Jamie Hovorka: trumpet (1, 6, 8); Kyle Martinez: trumpet (7); Kye Palmer: trumpet (1-3, 5-8); Jon Papenbrook: trumpet (1, 6-8); Terell Stafford: trumpet (2, 3, 5); Bob Summers: trumpet (1-3, 5-8); Jeff Driskill: alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute (5); Nathan King: alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute (7); Brian Scanlon: alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute (1-3, 5, 6, 8); Bob Sheppard: (1-3, 6-8); Jeff Ellwood: tenor sax, clarinet, flute (1-3, 5-8); Rob Lockart: tenor sax, clarinet, flute (1-3, 5-8); Tom Peterson: baritone sax, bass clarinet (7); Adam Schroeder: baritone sax, bass clarinet (1-3, 5, 6-8); John Chiodini: guitar (7); Larry Koonse: guitar (1-3, 5, 6-8); Alex Frank: bass (4, 7); Jonathan Richards: bass (1-3, 5, 6, 8); Joe La Barbera: drums; Denise Donatelli: vocals (1, 4, 7, 8).

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August 6, 2017

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