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Shoebox View

by Naomi Moon Siegel

An instrumental album with folk melodies, fantastical soundscapes and patient arrangements featuring the lyrical trombone playing of Naomi Moon Siegel.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jeannine's Joy
3:57 $0.99
2. It's Not Safe
3:55 $0.99
3. Casa De Aves
4:35 $0.99
4. Ukelady
3:18 $0.99
5. Punta Uva
5:53 $0.99
6. Ever Yes
4:32 $0.99
7. Brown, Grey, Orange, Green
3:00 $0.99
8. Electric Flower
4:32 $0.99
9. Mama Sanchaba
4:31 $0.99
10. Mañana, Mañana
5:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Shoebox View, Siegel's marvelous debut, is one that the record companies should be kicking themselves over, for the missed opportunity to bring a fresh talent to light.

"Siegel has found her voice. On this sprawling album that employs thirteen musicians in addition to the leader, the trombonist explores folk-like melodies and what she describes as "fantastical landscapes." A trombone seems an odd choice for a melodic lead in a folk song environment, with its deep tone and sonic heft, but Siegel surrounds the muscular brass with a silvery, moonlight-on-the-tree-tops backdrop on the opener, "Jeanine's Joy."

"Recorded in Seattle, Costa Rica, and Brooklyn over a nine month period, half the music here is highly produced, the other half is recorded essentially live, with little or no studio tweaking. That said, it is a remarkably cohesive statement. Siegel works the studio like an old pro on the previously mentioned opener. She's added intricate effects on "Casa de Aves." Throughout Wurlitzers sparkle, synthesizers paint gentle washes of pastels, world percussion percolates. In a way, Siegel seems to be doing—in a folk song, world beat, African rhythms arena—what Miles Davis and Teo Macero did with funk and acid jazz on On The Corner (Columbia Records, 1972), with, in Siegel and company's case, a gentler, more patient, and more melodic mode. The sounds around her may change, but the trombone remains a constant—a powerful yet gentle voice in the middle of a vibrant world community."

"Shoebox View has the intimacy of a book of poetry or a singer-songwriter album except the main lyrical voice is my trombone. Reaching beyond the influences of my jazz background, this music is inspired by the natural world, family, folk music, indie pop and West African rhythms. In a culture that predominantly values things being bigger, faster, brighter, Shoebox View is a call to slow down. This music cinematically creates space for listeners to be with their own hearts, minds, feelings. It is a celebration of introspection, patience, listening, nature, community and authentic expression. Each song represents a time, a story, a place, a feeling."
- Naomi Moon Siegel

Track Listing: Jeanine's Joy; It's Not Safe; Casa de Aves; Ukelady; Punta Uva, Ever Yes; Brow, Grey, Orange, Green; Electric Flower; Mama Sanchaba; Manana, Manana.

Personnel: Naomi Moon Siegel: trombone (all), piano (5, 7, 9, 10); Sean Woolstenhulme: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo (2, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 9, 10); Wayne Horvitz: organ, piano Wurlitzer (2, 4, 6, 8, 10); Eric Eagle: drums, percussion (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8); Keith Lowe: upright bass (6, 8); Alex guy: viola (3, 6, 8, 9); Ivan Arteaga: alto saxophone (3, 5); Michael Coleman: Wurlitzer, synthesizers (3, 5); Thione Diop: percussion (1); Jefferson Rose: electric bass (1); Andrew Vait: syntesizers (1); Jacques Willis: beat production (3); Greg Sinibaldi: baritone saxohone (6); Steve O'Brien: trumpet (9).



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