Release Date: December 1, 2017

Catalog #: BR8949

 

 

 

OTHER RELEASES FEATURING HENRY WOLKING

 

IN SEA (BR8944/)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROSS CONNECTIONS (NV5903)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DASHING (NV6055)

POWELL CANYONS

AND OTHER ORCHESTRAL JAZZ WORKS

 

Henry Wolking

 

OVERVIEW

 

Renowned Nevada-based Floridian composer, author, and teacher, Henry Wolking follows up his recent and miraculous In Sea, with a Big Round Records re-release of Powell Canyons: And Other Orchestral Jazz Works. First released in 2000 by MMC Recordings, this stunning and effervescent album of orchestral jazz compositions is a quintessential key to understanding Wolking’s work and nature inspired aesthetic.

 

Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony, as well as collaborations with trumpeter, John Harbaugh, and Steinway artists, Susan Duehlmeier and Bonnie Gritton, Powell Canyons peaks in height and leaps into the depths for a seismic listening experience.

 

This earthly intensity is particularly felt in the Slovak Radio Symphony’s rendering of “Forests,” a piece that flourishes like a pine in winter and a maple in summer light. Conductor Robert Black leads these phosphorescent movements along with immaculate precision and feeling.

 

Powell Canyons: and Other Orchestral Jazz Works is, as Wolking intends, a valley spanning album—celebratory and leaping. Dig up and become a part of this landscape.

 

 

TRACK TITLES

 

Powell Canyons, for jazz trio & orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra |  Madeline Schatz conductor

John Harbaugh trumpet

01 Dirty Devil

02 Dark Canyon

03 White Canyon

 

04 Forests, for orchestra

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra |  Robert Black conductor

 

Letting Midnight out on Bail, jazz paradigms for 2 pianos & orchestra

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra  |   Jerzy Swoboda conductor

Bonnie Gritton & Susan Duehlmeier piano

05 I.

06 II.

07 III.

08 IV.

09 V.

 

CREDITS

 

Powell Canyons, for jazz trio & orchestra

Recorded in 1996 at EMI Studios Abbey Road in London, England

Engineering by Simon Rhodes

Producer John Boyden

 

Forests, for orchestra

Recorded in 1992 at Slovak Radio Studios in Bratislava, Slovakia

Engineering by Hubert Geschwandtner

Producer Peter Zagar

 

Letting Midnight out on Bail, jazz paradigms for 2 pianos & orchestra

Recorded in 1997 at Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Poland

Edited by Artur Moniuszko

Producer Andrzej Lupa, Andrzej Sasin

Recorded & edited by Classicord

Technician Zbigniew Fijalkowski

 

Executive Producers Peter Kelly, Elliott Miles McKinley

Digital Mastering Jonathan Wyner, M Works

Program Notes Jeanne Marie Belfy

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Chris Robinson

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Design & Marketing Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison

 

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