Joe Garrison | The Broken Jar

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The Broken Jar

by Joe Garrison

Veteran composer Joe Garrison's latest far-ranging, boundary-less work features the best Classical and Jazz Musicians in this new recording, "The Broken Jar."
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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1. 20th Century People
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2. Interlude
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3. Modern Art
6:00 $0.99
4. Devotion and Dissolution
6:55 $0.99
5. The Broken Jar
8:43 $0.99
6. Modern Music
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7. The Thread
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8. It's Only Music
5:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joe Garrison & Night People
The Broken Jar
The reclusive and creative magician/composer Joe Garrison continues to toil away at his art, yet he has the distinctive advantage of bettering himself with every effort. Just when one thinks one has heard him at his best – well, along comes The Broken Jar, which to these ears comes awfully close to a masterpiece statement.
This is Garrison’s very latest iteration of his constantly evolving working ensemble Night People, which sounds huge, despite having only six members. Soaring above it all is the flute/alto flute of Lori Bell, with bass trombonist Brian O’ Donnell holding down the opposite end of the sonic spectrum. Constantly floating in and out of focus are the clarinet/bass clarinet contributions of Robert Zelickman and the glorious French horn of Jane Zwerneman. Holding everything together is the quite remarkable piano of Melonie Grinnell and the woody resonant bass of Mackenzie Leighton. Garrison conducts and yells when he’s particularly pleased.
Robert Bush - San Diego Troubadour

“Garrison is an unsung original on the local jazz scene.” Los Angeles Times

“Intricate and visceral, his sonic portraits exude power and finesse.” San Diego Union Tribune

“A prolific and highly regarded composer, an unsung hero of Modern Jazz.” Voice of San Diego

“Gorgeous and intricately arranged modern music. Garrison’s writing is singular and transformative.” NBC San Diego



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