Ezra Weiss Sextet | Before You Know It (Live in Portland)

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Before You Know It (Live in Portland)

by Ezra Weiss Sextet

In the tradition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, this live recording features some today's top young musicians playing modern and accessible compositions and arrangements with emotional energy, artistic drive, and a hard-swinging sensibility.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Winter Machine (Live)
6:00 $0.99
2. The Crusher (Live)
6:38 $0.99
3. Don't Need No Ticket (Live)
9:42 $0.99
4. A Foggy Day (Live)
11:12 $0.99
5. Jessie's Song (Live)
7:02 $0.99
6. The Five A.M. Strut (Live)
15:15 $0.99
7. Alabama (Live)
11:15 $0.99
8. Ez Introduces the Band (Live)
1:02 $0.99
9. Before You Know It (Live)
9:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
In the tradition of Horace Silver and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, this all-star band includes some of today's top young talent. Based in Portland, Oregon, the Ezra Weiss Sextet plays modern and accessible original compositions and arrangements, all deeply rooted in jazz tradition, with emotional energy, artistic drive, and a hard-swinging sensibility.

Ezra Weiss, piano
Farnell Newton, trumpet
John Nastos, alto saxophone
Devin Phillips, tenor saxophone
Jon Shaw, bass
Christopher Brown, drums

Produced by Ezra Weiss
Recorded by Rick Gordon
Mixed and Mastered by Katsuhiko Naito
Cover Design by Farnell Newton
Band Photos by Steve Strickland

Recorded October 19 and December 21, 2013
Ivories Jazz Lounge, Portland, Oregon

"Ezra Weiss proves himself a confident composer and arranger in the progressive mainstream."
-Nate Chinen, The New York Times

"A bold, inspired figure in the contemporary jazz arranging scene."
-Josef Woodard, DownBeat

"We can only hope that Weiss can keep the standard this high for many years to come."
-Duck Baker, JazzTimes



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