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Identity Crisis

by Tony Glausi

Unique, original, contemporary jazz, rich with influences from all styles of 20th century music.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Something to be Remembered For
7:07 $1.29
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2. Balls
4:25 $1.29
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3. I Can't Seem to Get Enough of You
4:57 $1.29
4. Like Two Kittens
5:45 $1.29
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5. Longing for Little
8:04 $1.29
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6. Identity Crisis
3:16 $1.29
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7. Change of Plans
5:08 $1.29
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8. Gold-laced Petals
7:49 $1.29
9. Reconciliation
3:50 $1.29
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10. Amen
9:54 $1.29
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes

"Let the world be on notice: an exciting new voice has arrived.

I’m impressed with the conception for the project as a whole... I LOVE the sequence. The high drama of track one, followed by the playfulness of track two, then the romantic lyricism of track three, and so on. It’s just right. The CD flows like a well-programmed concert or great meal.

And so many inspired moments. At one point I thought, “this tune sounds like Booker Little on Candid!” then I noticed the title is “Longing For Little.” Just beautiful.

I’m looking forward to repeated, deep listening."

--Dmitri Matheny, award-winning flugelhornist


LINER NOTES

Something to be Remembered For
This piece is about giving your all to everything you do, leading a life worth remembering, leaving a legacy that lasts forever.

Balls
I wrote this tune while living in Costa Rica with nothing but a week’s worth of clothes, a trumpet, and a flute. With no piano and not nearly enough time each day to feed my hunger for composing, I developed this playful melody bit by bit throughout the six weeks I was there.

I Can’t Seem to Get Enough of You
I composed this ballad several years ago for the beautiful woman I recently took to be my wife. Yes, the title still speaks truth.

Like Two Kittens
I was inspired to write this tune as I sat at the piano and watched my two kittens play with each other. After coming up with the melody I figured it was appropriate that the solo section be completely free, leaving the band plenty of space to have fun like two kittens.

Longing for Little
This composition pays homage to one of my all-time favorite trumpeters, Booker Little, a jazz player who only lived to be 23. As the title says, I wish he had lived long enough to make more than just a few records. This piece emulates his unique compositional style.

Identity Crisis
This song undergoes a transformative process similar to what we experience throughout life as we shed our past identities and continue to learn, grow, and become better people.

Change of Plans
Not everything goes your way in life. In fact, hardly anything does…

Gold-laced Petals
As I sat underneath a tree one day in the springtime, looking up I saw that the sun’s rays caused each leaf to have a shiny gold trimming around it. This piece illustrates some of the intimate and subtle beauties found in nature.

Reconciliation
This tune is about mending relationships. Each “metric modulation”—when the music becomes faster—represents a resolution between two people.

Amen
I have performed music many times in Episcopal churches and am very inspired by their traditions. This final composition emulates the way an Episcopalian cantor and his congregation communicate scripture with music: the cantor sings one line of chant and the congregation repeats it back.


Tony Glausi – composer, trumpet/flugelhorn
Todd DelGiudice – alto saxophone (tracks 1-5)
Greg Goebel – piano (tracks 1, 3-5)
Lyle Hopkins – bass (tracks 1-5)
Ken Mastrogiovanni – drums (tracks 1-5)
Josh Hettwer – tenor saxophone/clarinet (tracks 5-10)
Torrey Newhart – piano (tracks 6-10)
Sean Peterson – bass (tracks 6-10)
Adam Carlson – drums (tracks 6-10)
Nathan Alef – sound engineering, mixing
Ryan Foster – mastering
Cyrus Shiva – photography
Julia Glausi – album artwork

Thank you to all those involved with the performance and production of this album. It is a pleasure working with such fine artists who help make the music in my head come to life. Thanks to my teachers, family, friends, and fans for their support and encouragement. A special thanks to the following donors for their essential financial contributions: Otto Glausi, Carma & Wallace Glausi, Paul Roth, Diana Peterson, Mary Lynne Hulme & Andrew Krcik, Andy Armer, Eric & Carolyn Miller, Michael Mulholand, Steve Conrow, Erik Muller, and Brian McWhorter.

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