John Kocur Quintet | Fortitude

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Fortitude

by John Kocur Quintet

Fortitude: "strength of mind that enables a person to endure pain or adversity with courage." Saxophonist and composer John Kocur's second album of inspiring, original modern jazz music.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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1. Looking Forward
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2:02 album only
2. Year of the Dragon
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4:06 album only
3. Waltz in G# Minor
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6:02 album only
4. Sunday Morning
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8:33 album only
5. Fortitude
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6:40 album only
6. Requiem
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8:18 album only
7. Hallelujah
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1:18 album only
8. The Journey
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7:21 album only
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Fortitude: "strength of mind that enables a person to endure pain or adversity with courage."

Alto-saxophonist and composer, John Kocur's second album of inspiring, original music. The follow-up to "The Smoker" (2009). This time, the John Kocur Quartet is augmented by the versatile nylon-string guitar stylings of Cristian Perez. The music ranges from burning uptempo swing to down-home funk with touches of blues, gospel, flamenco, and classical music.

"I wrote many of these songs in a time of great change in my life. I hope this music will be consolation to anyone who knows what it's like to lose a close relative or friend, start a challenging new job, get laid off, fail at something important to you, or feel like you just can't go on anymore. Be strong, be courageous! Never give up!" -John Kocur

"Alto saxophonist John Kocur isn’t called “The Smoker” for nothing. He’s simply one of the finest soloists the D.C. jazz scene has to offer—and, it turns out, one of its most promising composers and bandleaders, too."
-Michael J. West, Washington City Paper

Tracklist:
1. Looking Forward
2. Year of the Dragon
3. Waltz in G# minor
4. Sunday Morning
5. Fortitude
6. Requiem
7. Hallelujah (L. Cohen)
8. The Journey

Personnel:
John Kocur - alto saxophone
Amy Bormet - piano
Cristian Perez - guitar
Karine Chapdelaine - bass
C.V. Dashiell III - drums

All compositions by John Kocur (BMI) except "Hallelujah" by L. Cohen.
Design by Dustin Mollick at decidedlydusty.com
Recorded and engineered by Aaron Campbell
Mastered by SoundLAB
Produced by John Kocur
Copyright 2013 John Kocur Music


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