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by The Common Denominator

The inaugural album from a hard swinging, energetic jazz ensemble with a personality and repertoire all its own.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. Not Like That
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3:30 album only
2. Deficit
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8:22 album only
3. Song for the Dark
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4:51 album only
4. Hot Sauce
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6:25 album only
5. Edgecombe At Midnight
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9:13 album only
6. Blues for Will
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7. Like This
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A jazz ensemble based in Mount Pleasant, MI, The Common Denominator was started in October 2011 by Dominic Bierenga and consists of musicians from the Central Michigan University School of Music. The band plays from a repertoire which is entirely composed and arranged by musicians in the ensemble.

PERSONNEL:

Dominic Bierenga, alto saxophone and leader
Ethan Fitzpatrick, tenor saxophone
Jenna Veldboom, baritone saxophone
Haruki Hakoyama and Jared Sessink, trumpet
Sam Mitchell and Kelsey Coleman, trombone
Ruben Shell, guitar
Mike Sundt, bass
Andy Wade, drums.

TRACK LISTING:

1 Not Like That (3:30)
Dominic Bierenga, alto
Ethan Fitzpatrick, tenor
Andy Wade, drums

2 Deficit (8:22)
Sam Mitchell, trombone
Jenna Veldboom, bari
Ethan Fitzpatrick, tenor
Mike Sundt, bass
Jared Sessink, trumpet

3 Song for the Dark (4:51)
Ruben Shell, guitar
Dominic Bierenga, alto

4 Hot Sauce (6:25)
Ruben Shell, guitar
Kelsey Coleman, trombone
Jenna Veldboom, bari
Jared Sessink, trumpet

5 Edgecombe At Midnight (9:13)
Sam Mitchell, trombone
Haruki Hakoyama, trumpet
Dominic Bierenga, alto

6 Blues for Will (5:58)
Mike Sundt, bass
Kelsey Coleman, trombone
Haruki Hakoyama, trumpet
Dominic Bierenga, alto
Ruben Shell, guitar

7 Like This (6:50)
Jared Sessink, trumpet
Dominic Bierenga, alto
Haruki Hakoyama, trumpet
Ethan Fitzpatrick, tenor

All compositions by Dominic Bierenga.

Recorded April 25, 2012 in Mount Pleasant, MI.

Special thanks to:

Braun Khan and Grace Church for so generously allowing us to use their space and resources.
Haruki Hakoyama for his talents and hard work at sound engineering.
The members of the band for their hard work, dedication, energy, and love for the music.

Dedicated to Lois Ives and Aislynn and Zarah Bierenga.


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