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White Elephant

by FlavaEvolution

Three horns and bass playing something altogether fresh, creating a sound that crosses a chamber ensemble with modern jazz, 1970's soul, and beautiful balladry.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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1. Downtown Jumpoff
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2. Cat Naps
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3. Paranoid Android
6:22 $0.99
4. Use the Back Door Closed
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5. Mama Didn't Raise No Jive Turkey
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6. Distance I: Convention
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7. Distance II: Anticipation
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8. Distance III: Time into Absence
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9. Lo Que Va a Pasar
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10. Greevil
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11. Hide and Seek
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Album Notes
FlavaEvolution was designed as a performing ensemble more than a recording project., with enough instruments to cover a range of pitch, timbre, and dynamic, and few enough to fit in a range of stages and venues. "White Elephant" is a representation of the range of the music we play, with just a couple things that could not be reproduced live by just us four.
Our music is steeped in jazz traditions, with quartet chamber orchestration, and lots of soul and pop influence. We write vehicles for improvisation and we write through-composed statements. We play music that speaks to us, and hopefully to you.
We honor the traditions by evolving the art, in effort to create something new.

Fresh Jazz Music for your Mind and Soul.

FlavaEvolution (FLAY-vuh) is a truly unique jazz quartet. With just three horns and bass (no piano or drums) they are playing something altogether fresh in Western Massachusetts, creating a sound that crosses a chamber string ensemble with modern jazz, 1970's soul, and beautiful balladry. FlavaEvolution's repertoire ranges from Pop/Rock/R&B tunes of the last 50 years and today, through swinging jazz classics, to original compositions, all with their own signature sound and style. Unique music, coming from a hip place, brought to the ears of their community. Performing in Western Mass since 2008, they have connected with audiences at several local venues. FlavaEvolution is a truly versatile group, able to perform for virtually any event or in any venue.

Arrangers Frank Newton (saxophones/woodwinds) and David Picchi (double bass) founded in FlavaEvolution in 2008, and have since penned over 100 pieces of music for the group to perform, including several original compositions. The other two original Flava members Paul Olesuk (trombone), and Mat Schumer (saxophones/woodwinds) left the group in 2012 to pursue personal endeavors. Current members Dan Hendrix (trombone) and Jake Weiner (saxes/woodwinds) have completed the line-up since, and keep the group swinging strong into the future.



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