Brian Groder | Ancestral Tongues

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Freddie Hubbard Ornette Coleman Woody Shaw

Album Links
BrianGroder.com Emusic GreatIndieMusic GroupieTunes Tradebit PayPlay Apple iTunes

More Artists From
United States - NY - New York City

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Jazz: Progressive Jazz Moods: Type: Improvisational
There are no items in your wishlist.

Ancestral Tongues

by Brian Groder

modern progressive jazz
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Ancestral tongues
Share this song!
X
7:49 $0.89
2. Peccadillo de Carno
Share this song!
X
8:49 $0.89
3. Dorothea
Share this song!
X
9:37 $0.89
4. Coalescence
Share this song!
X
6:10 $0.89
5. Final Virtues
Share this song!
X
10:44 $0.89
6. Ratios Within
Share this song!
X
6:32 $0.89
7. Lee's Label
Share this song!
X
6:15 $0.89
8. Spoken Thoughts
Share this song!
X
5:29 $0.89
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
NEW: Groder & Greene, Brian's latest disc with Burton Greene (piano), Rob Brown (alto saxophone), Adam Lane (double-bass) and Ray Sage (drums). Right here on CDBaby.

"Trumpeter Brian Groder leads a capable ensemble through [performances] which are interesting, tender, and well-delivered. Kevin Kuhn's guitar work shades the procession with subtle, brief strums, adding some unexpectedly rhythmic responses to the horns soloists.

"Amidst the slower ballads, the uptempo swing of 'Lee's Label' stands out as the finest piece, with some heated tenor from Michael Mee which frays at the edges of his quick triplets and trills and some high spirited trumpeting from Groder. With all eight pieces contributed by the session's leader, this is a nice inside jazz disc with much to offer those who yearn for more ballads, nicely crafted heads, and compelling solo work from all."
- Andy Bartlett, Cadence Magazine

Brian's latest disc, Torque (www.cdbaby.com/cd/groder2), earned four stars from Downbeat Magazine, and was called, "Truly one not to be missed," by Cadence.

Equally fluent on trumpet and flugelhorn, Brian Groder draws on the entire jazz tradition, as well as world music influences.

Groder’s preference for working with other composer/performers gives his brand of modern progressive jazz unique improvisatory richness and depth. For performances and recordings of the Brian Groder Ensemble, founded in the early 1990’s, Groder chooses from a pool of talented musicians, including core members Francesca Tanksley, acclaimed pianist and composer (Billy Harper Quintet, Erica Lindsay, David Newman, Cecil Payne), and percussionist, composer and solo artist Newman Taylor Baker (Benny Powell, Ahmad Jamal, Dewey Redman, Henry Threadgill). The Ensemble has performed throughout the country, including the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Orlando Fringe Festival, the Rittenhouse Square Arts Festival, and, in New York, at Visiones, The Knitting Factory, and the Cornelia Street Café, among others.

Brian's list of jazz cohorts includes an enviable collection of players from all segments of the jazz spectrum; Katsuyuki Itakura, Blaise Siwula, John McLellan, Jackson Krall, Albey Balgochian, JD Parran, Taylor Ho Bynum, Andrew Lamb, Amanda Butterfield, Kevin Kuhn, and Andy McKee are just a few of the musicians who have shared a stage or recording session with Mr. Groder.

In May, 2006, the Ensemble premiered Groder’s new three movement Suite for Dance for choreographer/dancer Cherylyn Lavagnino at Danspace in St. Mark’s in New York City, which the Village Voice called "a brave experiment" and "strikingly beautiful". For the score of the Orlando International Fringe Festival production of Solos by Joseph Reed Hayes, Brian composed progressive compositions that were contemporary and yet conveyed the flavor of every jazz scene from the 1940s to present day.

Brian has worked with guitar great Dennis Sandole (composition teacher to John Coltrane and others) and continues to work and write with the legendary Joanne Brackeen. A New York native, Groder comes by his musical abilities honestly. Both his parents were working musicians during the Swing Era. During the 80’s, Brian Groder performed with the Atlantic City house bands of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., and toured with Joe Cocker.

His work includes original film soundtracks and multi-media presentations, and he has received a number of awards for his composition, including two fellowships to the Atlantic Arts Center in Florida, where he had the opportunity to work with Cecil Taylor, and a Composer's Assistance Award from the American Music Center for his Suite for Dance.


Reviews


to write a review

Joseph Hayes

Comfortable, melodic and challenging at the same time
On "Ancestal Tongues" Groder takes post-bop, bossa-nova and kind-of-swinging straight-ahead and turns them on their collective ears (if tunes had ears, of course). The melody lines may sound complicated at first, but I guarantee you'll be humming along before long. Groder's strength has always been his gorgeous ballads, and "Dorothea" and "Final Virtues" are right up there with the best.