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Michael Mantler - Review (2006) {ECM 1813)
Author: tiburon

Michael Mantler - Review (2006) {ECM 1813)
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Michael Mantler offers a review of his career (so far), in an anthology that follows his path from the creative heyday of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra through the body of work he has recorded for JCOA, WATT and ECM. Whether juxtaposing players from the worlds of jazz, classical music and rock, setting remarkable words for remarkable voices, composing for instrumental forces from duo to symphony orchestra, or soloing as trumpeter, Mantler sounds like no one else. If the range of his work is its hallmark, his tone, as player and writer, is unmistakably his own.
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Karen Mantler - Farewell (1996) {ECM}
Author: tiburon

Karen Mantler - Farewell (1996) {ECM}
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Genre: Vocal Jazz

It is with deep regret that ECM and XtraWATT announce the release of Karen Mantler's newest recording Farewell. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made by purchasing the Compact Disc.On Farewell, the visionary singer/songwriter (and daughter of Carla Bley and Michael Mantler) laments the death of feline friend Arnold with an impassioned set that tugs at the heart. Mantler chronicled her relationship with Arnold on two previous XtraWATT releases, My Cat Arnold and the critically acclaimed Karen Mantler And Her Cat Arnold Get The Flu. She had barely finished mourning before entering the historic Grog Kill Studios to record Farewell - not 15 yards from Arnold's final resting place.
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Michael Mantler - Cerco Un Paese Innocente (1995) {ECM 1556}
Author: tiburon

Michael Mantler - Cerco Un Paese Innocente (1995) {ECM 1556}
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Genre: Jazz, Classical

Michael Mantler’s Cerco Un Paese Innocente (I search for an innocent land) pays tribute to the father of modern Italian poetry, Giuseppe Ungaretti. Subtitled “A Suite of Songs and Interludes for Voice, Untypical Big Band and Soloists,” this seamless construction feels anything but untypical in the comforting plush of its instrumentation and attention to soundscape. The present recording is also significant for bringing Copenhagen-born vocalist Mona Larsen back together with the Danish Radio Big Band, who debuted her as soloist in the seventies to wide renown.
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Michael Mantler - Review (2006) {ECM 1813)
Author: tiburon

Michael Mantler - Review (2006) {ECM 1813)
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Genre: Jazz

Michael Mantler offers a review of his career (so far), in an anthology that follows his path from the creative heyday of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra through the body of work he has recorded for JCOA, WATT and ECM. Whether juxtaposing players from the worlds of jazz, classical music and rock, setting remarkable words for remarkable voices, composing for instrumental forces from duo to symphony orchestra, or soloing as trumpeter, Mantler sounds like no one else. If the range of his work is its hallmark, his tone, as player and writer, is unmistakably his own.
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Michael Mantler - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update (2014)
Author: mark70

Michael Mantler - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update (2014)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Trumpeter Michael Mantler has been a fixture on the US music scene for so long that it's easy to forget the global nature of his career. Born in Vienna, Austria, he came to the US in the early 1960s working with Cecil Taylor and co-founding the Jazz Composers' Orchestra Association (JCOA). The resulting JCOA self-titled album (JCOA/ECM, 1968) is historic in its scope of content and musicianship including Mantler's then-wife, pianist Carla Bley, and some of the finest work in the careers of trumpeter Don Cherry and pianist Cecil Taylor. More than forty-five years later The Jazz Composer's Orchestra Update brings together some of Mantler's more recent colleagues—as well as new faces—in a collection that rivals the original in terms of freshness and enthusiasm. Details
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}
Author: ruskaval

The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra (1968) {ECM JCOA 1001-02}
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© 1968, 1994 ECM-Watt 1801 [JCOA 1001/2] | 841 124-2
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Avant-Garde Jazz

German-born composer/trumpeter Michael Mantler and his then-wife Carla Bley were instrumental in developing within jazz the idea of self-sufficiency and independence from established record companies. Their creation of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra, with recordings released on their own label, was the culmination of this endeavor, and the first recording was one of the masterpieces of creative music in the '60s. Mantler had come from the European avant-classical tradition and sought to provide an orchestral framework supporting some of the most advanced musicians in avant-garde jazz -- and he succeeded magnificently.
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Karen Mantler - Business Is Bad (2014)
Author: mark70

Karen Mantler - Business Is Bad (2014)
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Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: ECM Records

Business is bad confesses Karen Mantler, and many in the music world will sympathize. Almost 20 years have passed since Karens last leader album on XtraWatt (Farewell). In the interim she has been a Virgin artist with her Pet Project disc, appeared on several recordings with parents Michael Mantler (The School of Understanding) and Carla Bley (The Carla Bley Big Band Goes To Church, Looking for America, Appearing Nightly), been a member of the Golden Palaminos, participated in diverse Robert Wyatt tribute bands and homages to Disney and Nino Rota, played accordion on street corners, given harmonica lessons, and served coffee in SoHo. Details
Michael Mantler - For Two (2011)
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Michael Mantler - For Two (2011)
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Genre ~ Avant-Garde, Modern Creative | Label ~ ECM Records 2139
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Carla Bley - Big Band Theory (1993) {WATT/ECM}
Author: ruskaval

Carla Bley - Big Band Theory (1993) {WATT/ECM}
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© 1993 WATT / ECM | 519 966-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental Big Band

BIG BAND THEORY was nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.
This 1993 set debuts three new compositions by Carla Bley as well as her arrangement of Charles Mingus's "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat." BIG BAND THEORY is another of Bley's larger-scale ensemble outings, with 18 players in tow this time. Many of her mainstay players are on board again, including trombonist Gary Valente, saxophonist Andy Sheppard (a key component of the trio that played on the SONGS WITH LEGS set), and bassist Steve Swallow.
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Carla Bley - Heavy Heart (1984) {ECM/WATT}
Author: tiburon

Carla Bley - Heavy Heart (1984) {ECM/WATT}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

In a fanciful press release for this record, Carla Bley wrote that she wanted to make a record that would "put people in a mellow, sensual mood" as opposed to getting them all riled up as usual. She must have meant some of this ironically, for while Heavy Heart is a somewhat bright, light-minded album, there are plenty of dark undercurrents to be heard. For example, take the fascinating "Light or Dark," where a light, happy texture is undercut by Hiram Bullock's intruding dissonant guitar and Kenny Kirkland's discordant comping.
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