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Playtime: Compositions for Woodwinds By Eugene Marlow

by Eugene Marlow

"Playtime"--an album of compositions for (mostly) woodwinds--is the second classical album from the pen of Eugene Marlow. The compositions range in style from contemporary to Romantic.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Chase
2:19 $0.99
2. Enigma
2:04 $0.99
3. The Procession
2:33 $0.99
4. Playtime
5:32 $0.99
5. Wait a Minute
0:54 $0.99
6. Lyric Glances
3:34 $0.99
7. Poignant Touch
1:42 $0.99
8. Dance
2:27 $0.99
9. Stirring of the Heart
6:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
On May 26, 2015 indie label MEII Enterprises released the second classical album from the pen of Eugene Marlow. It is Marlow’s 16th album overall. The album is digital-only and is available at www.cdbaby.com/artist/eugenemarlow and two dozen digital distribution sites, such as I-tunes and Spotify.

Marlow’s first classical album was “Les Sentiments D’Amour” (Feelings of Love), a collection of 20 character pieces for solo piano recorded by Lebanese-born, Paris-conservatory trained virtuoso Nada Loutfi (MEII Enterprises 2006).

“Playtime” is a nine-track anthology of original works for woodwinds:

1. The Chase (flute, Bb clarinet, bassoon)
2. Enigma (flute, Bb clarinet, bassoon)
3. The Procession (flute, Bb clarinet, bassoon)
4. Playtime (woodwind quartet & piano)
5. Wait-A-Minute (solo Bb clarinet)
6. Lyric Glances (flute & alto flute)
7. Poignant Touch (flute & alto flute)
8. Dance (flute & alto flute)
9. Stirring of the Heart (violin, viola, double bass, oboe, Bb clarinet)

The performers are members of the Marlow/Sibelius Ensemble.

Of “Playtime” (Track 4), award-winning composer George Tsontakis called the work “charming.” It was premiered by the Sylvan Winds at a December 8, 2008 New York Composers Circle (NYCC) concert held at Baruch College. The three pieces for flute and alto flute (Tracks 6-8) were performed at an April 21, 2015 NYCC by flautists Margaret Lancaster and Roberta Michel. New York classical music critic Mark Greenfest described the three pieces as “. . .very French and sweet.” Dave Hall writing in “The Glass Blog” called the flute duet “. . .a delightful three-part work. . .it was quite lovely.”

Marlow’s “Stirring of the Heart” will be performed during the NYCC’s 2015-2016 season.

Eugene Marlow, Ph.D.

Eugene Marlow is an award-winning composer/arranger, producer, presenter, performer, author, journalist, and educator who has written 240+ classical and jazz compositions for solo instruments, jazz and classical chamber groups, and jazz big band. Under his indie MEII Enterprises label, he has produced 16 CDs of original compositions and arrangements.

He is the founder and leader (piano) of The Heritage Ensemble, a quintet that performs his arrangements and original compositions of Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and classical styles. The Ensemble’s critically-acclaimed album, “Mosaica,” was released on November 9, 2014, coincident with the 76th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass.”

Three of Marlow’s big band charts appear on several Grammy-nominated albums. “El Aché de Sanabria” appears on Bobby Sanabria’s Grammy-nominated album “Big Band Urban Folktales” (2007 Jazzheads). His reconstruction and arrangement of “Me Acuerdo De Ti,” originally recorded by Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, appears on the Latin-Grammy nominated “Tito Puente Masterworks Live!” recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra (Jazzheads 2011). “Broken Heart” appears on the 2012 Grammy-nominated “Multiverse” album, also from Maestro Sanabria (Jazzheads 2012).

“Let There Be Swing” appears on the “Que Viva Harlem” album featuring the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra (Jazzheads 2014). This album received 4 ½ stars from Downbeat.

Marlow is senior co-chair of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series at Baruch College (The City University of New York), now concluding its 23nd season, where he teaches courses in media and culture. Author of 11 books and 375+ articles, he is a 2010 recipient of the James W. Carey award for journalism excellence from the Media Ecology Association for his numerous contributions to www.jazz.com. He has completed a draft of a book on jazz in China entitled Jazz in the Land of the Dragon.

He has been a voting member of The Recording Academy since 2006.



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