After nearly 40 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal and so many more. Joseph Daley stunned musicians and fans alike with his brilliant CD, The Seven Deadly Sins, released in 2011. The album also received rave reviews and made several Best of 2011 lists. Featuring his Earth Tones Ensemble (a full Jazz orchestra augmented by six additional low-toned horns, and including a seven-member rhythm section and four special guests), this powerfully innovative music mines the same rich vein of musical expression as that of immortals like Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and George Russell.
With this new release “The Seven Heavenly Virtues” Composer Joseph Daley brings his extraordinary compositional talents to the String Orchestra in this follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut CD "The Seven Deadly Sins". This CD contains highly compelling, rhythmic, exciting, meticulously crafted compositions for string orchestra and percussion. This is powerful, adventurous, exciting, innovative work that totally accessible and will appeal to both Jazz and Classical music fans. Daley has a completely original approach to large ensemble contemporary music in the jazz tradition unlike anything else in today's marketplace. Although known as a world-renowned performer with top artists in many genres, Joseph Daley is gaining a worldwide recognition as one of the finest composers of Jazz and Contemporary music
“If the music I compose provides one with a sense of beauty, inner peace and introspection then I am pleased”