Florencia Gonzalez Big Band | Woman Dreaming of Escape

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Woman Dreaming of Escape

by Florencia Gonzalez Big Band

“…Florencia’s charts have an air you may call Third-Stream, you may call world music. I’ d call it worth hearing.” JAZZ INSIDE
Genre: Latin: Tango
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1. Hurry Florencia Gonzalez
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2. Mujer Soñando Con La Evasion Florencia Gonzalez
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3. Chacarera Para Greg Florencia Gonzalez
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4. Miniatura Cromatica Florencia Gonzalez
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5. Candombe Estirado Florencia Gonzalez
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6. D E F G Blues Florencia Gonzalez
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hurry
The piece is an arrangement of a popular song composed by Hugo Fattoruso, a great Uruguayan musician who composed hundreds of really beautiful tunes. On this arrangement, my idea was to use the elements on which the tune was based and just develop them more, trying to make them work for a bigger scale while maintaining the same proportions and character. __________

Hurry
Esta pieza es un arreglo de una cancion compuesta por Hugo Fattoruso, un gran musico uruguayo que compuso cientos de temas preciosos. En este arreglo, la idea es usar los mismos elementos en que se basa la cancion y simplemente desarrollarlos mas, tratando de hacerlos funcionar a una escala mayor manteniendo las mismas proporciones y caracter del tema.____________________


Mujer soñando con la evasion
Woman dreaming of escape
This is the piece I love the most. The music is mainly inspired in Osaldo Puliese’s work, Stravinsky’s 3rd period and in Joan Miro’s work.
Some years ago, I wrote this extended piece as a final project for a class and I wanted to write a sort of abstract tango. At the same time life was going by, many things were going by in life…
I had the opportunity of traveling to Barcelona with Berklee as a student ambassador and in my free time I escaped to see Gaudi, Picasso, Dali and Miro’s works.
Miro had the deepest impact on me. I felt I was witnessing his whole evolution. I spent a whole evening in his museum enveloped by emotion, and there discovered his painting: “ Woman dreaming of escape”.__________

Mujer soñando con la evasion
Esta es la pieza a la que le tengo mas cariño.
La musica se inspira fundamentalmente en la obra de Osvaldo Pugliese, el tercer periodo de Stravinsky, y en la obra de Joan Miro.
Hace unos años, tenia que escribir una pieza extendida como proyecto final de una asignatura y andaba con ganas de escribir un
tango mas bien abstracto. Al mismo tiempo pasaba la vida, pasaban muchas cosas en la vida…
Como estudiante, tuve la oportunidad de viajar a Barcelona representando a Berklee y todos los ratos libres, que tuve me escape
a ver la obra de Gaudi, Piccasso, Dali, y la de Miro, que fue la que mas me impacto en su evolucion.
Pase una tarde en el museo de Miro y en el medio de toda esta emocion encontre ese cuadro: “ Mujer soñando con la evasion”____________________


Chacarera para Greg
Chacarera for Greg
Probably the most feminine piece from this album, it is deeply influenced by the music of two female composers: Paule Maurice and Maria Schneider.
I intended to express the spirit from the countryside dances, not only the “Chacarera”, but also the “Malambo” and other countryside dances typical from Argentina and Uruguay in which dancers stamp their feet one after the other and people cheer them on by clapping.
The rhythm is pretty complex, based on a 2 against a 3. The piece tries to recreate all this tension among the layers of contrasting rhythms not only on the rhythm section, but also on the wind instruments. Finally, trying to push this concept even further in the flutes solo section, 3 delicate melodic instruments maintain this atmosphere with no rhythm section or accompaniment; but still with the same spirit and energy. Like a picture drawn with pencil before painting it, the essence is still there.
The music is pretty descriptive, starting with a dialogue between clarinet and flute that reflects how this dance is performed by couples. The woodwind trades express the stamping solos made by the male dancers and the flutes, the sounds of the countryside.__________

Chacarera para Greg
Probablemente la pieza mas femenina del album; tributo a la musica de dos compositoras mujeres : Paule Maurice y Maria Schneider.
Trate de expresar aqui el espiritu de las danzas campestres, no solo la chacarera sino tambien el malambo, y otras danzas tipicas del interior de Argentina y Uruguay en las que los bailarines zapatean y los expecatadores agitan palmeando las manos.
El ritmo es bastante complejo, basado en un 2 contra 3. La pieza trata de recrear toda esta tension existente entre las diferentes capas de ritmos no solo desde la seccion ritmica, sino tambien desde los vientos. Finalmente tratando de llevar este concepto hasta el extremo en el solo de flautas, teniendo 3 delicados instrumentos melodicos tratando de mantener esta atmosfera sin seccion ritmica o acompañamiento; pero con el mismo espiritu y energia. Como una pintura dibujada con lapiz antes de ser coloreada. La esencia sige estando ahi.
La musica es bastante desciptiva, empezando con el dialogo entre flauta y clarinete, imagen de la pareja bailando, la seccion de los “trades” de maderas, simbolizando los diferentes ejecutantes del zapateo uno tras otro y las flautas, expresando los sonidos del campo.____________________

Miniatura cromatica
Chromatic miniature
This piece is a tribute to Bela Bartok and Gustav Mahler’s music.
It is a chromatic fugue that visits the 12 tones, making them one by one the center of small universes, and once it has visited them all it just folds itself in symmetrically.__________

Miniatura cromatica
Esta pieza es un homenaje a la musica de Bella Bartok y Gustav Mahler.
Es una fuga que visita los 12 tonos, haciendo de ellos uno a uno el centro de un pequeños universos, y una vez visitados todos, simplemente termina invirtiendose.____________________


Candombe estirado
Stretched candombe
This one is a tribute to Duke Ellington, his crazy harmonies, the darkness in his music and his Africanisms, and to the Africanisms in the music of my own country.
Studying Duke Ellington’s music, I found that there is a big common territory shared by his music and the traditional Afro-Uruguayan music.__________

Candombe estirado
Este es un homenaje a Duke Ellington, sus armonias locas, la oscuridad en su musica y sus africanismos, y a los africanismos de la musica de mi pais.
Estudiando la obra de Duke Ellington descubri que hay un gran territorio en comun compartido por su musica y la musica tradicional afro-uruguaya.____________________


DEFG Blues
This composition is a variation of a piece that I always liked a lot, written by Bob Brookmeyer for Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Big Band in the 60’s. His piece is mainly a chromatic blues. I tried here to push this concept a little further, using the row for building every single part of the piece.
For this piece, I took a row (F#,C,F,E,B,Bb, Eb,D,A,Ab,G, Db) and I built the whole piece based on this row, from the bass line to the harmony, voicings, etc. Possibilities to work with this material are endless.__________

DEFG Blues
Esta composicion es una variacion de una pieza que siempre me gusto mucho, escrita por Bob Brookmeyer para la banda de Thad Jones y Mel Lewis en los 60. Su pieza es mas bien un blues cromatico. Trate de llevar este concepto un poco mas lejos, usando una misma serie de notas para construir cada detalle de la pieza.
Para esta pieza tome una serie de notas (fa#, do, fa, mi, si, sib, mib, re, la, lab, sol, reb) y construi absolutamente toda la pieza basandome en esa serie, desde la linea del bajo, la armonia, los acordes, etc. Las posibilidades para trabajar con este material son infinitas.____________________

Susanna Quilter flute_
Sofia Gonzalez flute_
Art Felluca alto sax . clarinet . flute_
Nick Brust alto sax . clarinet . flute_
Andy Voelker tenor sax . soprano sax_
Andrew Halchak tenor sax . clarinet . flute_
Mike Jacobs bari sax . bass clarinet_
Josh Mizruchi trumpet . fluguel_
Greg Marchand trumpet . fluguel_
Sam Dechenne trumpet . fluguel_
Chris Kottke trumpet . fluguel_
Tim Schneier tenor trombone_
Pete Fanelli tenor trombone_
David Schwartz bass trombone_
Diego Porchile guitar_
Andrew Washburn piano_
Mariana Iranzi bass_
Franco Pinna drum set____________________

Hurry 7:23_
Tenor sax solo: Andrew Halchak_
Guitar solo: Diego Porchile_____

Mujer soñando con la evasion 10:07_
Piano solo: Andrew Washburn_
Alto sax solo: Nick Brust_
Gutar solo: Diego Porchile_____

Chacarera para Greg 9:04_
Clarinet solo: Art Felluca_
Tenor sax solo: Andy Voelker_
Alto sax solo: Nick Brust_
Trumpet solo: Chris Kottke_
Flute 1: Susanna Quilter_
Flute 2: Sofia Gonzalez_
Flute 3: Art Felluca_____

Miniatura cromatica 5:21_
Clarinet solo: Art Felluca_____

Candombe estirado 4:17_
Alto sax solo: Nick Brust_
Tenor sax solo: Andy Voelker_
Trumpet solo: Greg Marchand_____

DEFG Blues 12:47_
Tenor sax solo: Andy Voelker_
Trombone solo: Tim Schneier_
Alto sax solo: Nick Brust_
Drum set solo: Franco Pinna__________

I would like to dedicate this album to Jorge, Mecha, Mariana, Mercedes and Diego; for the unconditional support and for trusting._____
Le dedico este disco a Jorge, Mecha, Mariana, Mercedes y Diego; por apoyarme incondicionalmente y por confiar._____

Florencia_
www.florenciagonzalez.com











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