Ezra Weiss | Our Path to This Moment: The Rob Scheps Big Band Plays The Music of Ezra Weiss (feat. Greg Gisbert)

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Our Path to This Moment: The Rob Scheps Big Band Plays The Music of Ezra Weiss (feat. Greg Gisbert)

by Ezra Weiss

The dramatic big band compositions of Ezra Weiss, performed by the Rob Scheps Big Band, and featuring world-class trumpeter Greg Gisbert (Maria Schneider Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Jazz at Lincoln Center, etc.)
Genre: Jazz: Modern Big Band
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1. Our Path to This Moment
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2. Rise and Fall
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3. It's You or No One
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4. Kunlangeta
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5. The Promise
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6. Jessie's Song
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7. Wayfaring Stranger
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Our Path To This Moment features the dramatic big band compositions of Ezra Weiss. The 17 musicians here are led by saxophonist Rob Scheps, who once worked with big band titans Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, and Gil Evans. World-class trumpeter Greg Gisbert (Maria Schneider, Mingus Big Band, Jazz at Lincoln Center, etc.) is featured as a special guest, appearing on three of the seven tracks.

Recently listed in the 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll, composer/pianist Ezra Weiss has led bands in many of the country’s greatest clubs including Dizzy’s in NYC, the Triple Door in Seattle, and Catalina’s in Los Angeles. His recordings include The Five A.M. Strut, Persephone, Get Happy, and The Shirley Horn Suite, all of which have garnered significant praise from press and radio. He has won the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award three times, and currently teaches at Portland State University.

Ezra Weiss, composer, arranger, piano (tracks 3, 4, 6)
Greg Gisbert, trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 7)
The Rob Scheps Big Band:
Gary Harris, David Valdez, Rob Scheps, Scott Hall, Robert Crowell, reeds
Rich Cooper, Paul Mazzio, Greg Garrett, Conte Bennett, trumpets
Stan Bock, Tom Hill, John Moak, trombones/euphoniums
JáTtik Clark, tuba
Ramsey Embick, piano
Tim Gilson, bass
Ward Griffiths, drums
Chaz Mortimer, percussion (tracks 3, 7)

“Ezra Weiss proves himself a confident composer and arranger in the progressive mainstream.”
-Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“Weiss is representative of a postmodern generation of young composers...”
-Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes

“We can only hope that Weiss can keep the standard this high for many years to come.”
-Duck Baker, JazzTimes


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