Mica Bethea Big Band | Suite Theory

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Suite Theory

by Mica Bethea Big Band

This multi genre balancing ensemble performs a suite which explores the life of the composer and the people who have inspired him.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Crystal Clear
11:20 album only
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2. Destiny's Boat
9:02 album only
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3. Meniscus
9:13 album only
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4. Guardian of Forever
8:10 album only
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5. Destiny's Boat (Alternate Take)
8:50 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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“I really enjoyed the compositions. The musicians as a band and as soloists are outstanding. I am really moved by the music and enduring strength that inspired [Mica] to write it. Each movement puts another smile on my face. I can hear flashbacks of Thad, Brookmeyer, Mintzer, and McNeely as well as his own style evolving as the Suite progressed. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have had a career if it were not for the music written by great composers such as him. Musicians will always continue to learn and evolve as long as there is music that challenges them. I hope this recording is the first of many more to come. His music delivers a powerful artistic statement on so many levels and the world needs to hear more from Mica Bethea.”
-Dick Oatts
saxophonist/ multi-instrumentalist/ composer/ educator
"Composer and arranger Mica Bethea is the real deal. His latest record combines great production values with killing performances from his super solid big band. Compositionally his music tells a story through the well-crafted and well-developed arrangements while maintaining a sense of musical adventure. These are all qualities I strive for in my own music.”
-Ryan Keberle
trombonist/ composer/ arranger/ educator
“Mica's writing is an endless journey of magnificent imagination and craftsmanship. ... [He] is an exceptional talent weaving so many musical colors together for these beautiful compositions. This suite covers every part of the jazz musical spectrum splendidly, seemingly raising the bar with each passing phrase. The band's performance is outstanding, they made need to check if they still have all their fingers left after the session! So much to enjoy here with many wonderful performances and solos.”
-Tom Kubis
saxophonist/ /composer/ arranger/ band leader

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