TRACK LISTING

 

Michael Arnowitt & ImproVisions Jazz

 

Disc 1

 

Against the Wind  9:22

Bulgarian Hoedown  11:18

The Crossing  11:40

(with reading of Langston Hughes’ poem Crossing)

Migratory Mood  8:57

Syria-us  9:47

Pirouette  6:29

The Crying Candle  7:35

 

 

Disc 2

 

Third Shift 11:41

Shapka Swing  6:05

Elegy for Richard  11:22

Medium Message  9:36

Ascent  8:07

(with reading of Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise)

Midnight Forest 13:08

Street Strut  5:39

 

All compositions by Michael Arnowitt © 2017 Therisa Music (ASCAP)

Except musical setting to Ascent © 2017 Therisa Music (ASCAP) and Caged Bird Legacy (ASCAP)

 

All lyrics by Michael Arnowitt except The Crossing words by Langston Hughes,

Ascent words by Maya Angelou

RECORDING CREDITS

 

All tracks recorded at Sear Sound, New York City

January 10-12, 2017

 

Produced by Michael Arnowitt

Assistant Producers Leon Gruenbaum, Therisa Rogers

Recording Engineer Chris Allen

Assistant Engineer Owen Mulholland

Mixing/Editing Engineer Dave Darlington

Mastering Engineer Toby Mountain

 

Cover painting Water Music Maggie Neale

Photo Ethan Hubbard

 

Special thanks Jake Whitesell, Shawn White, Brad Kukenberger,

Jim McMartin, Ike Mulqueen-Duquette, Liz Benjamin, Sue Bettmann,

Terri Kneen, Arthur Savard, Eliza Thomas, Therisa Rogers,

Leon Gruenbaum, Bodey Baker, Emily Kalina, Rich Davidian

 

Thanks to Harold Ober Associates for arranging permission

to use the Langston Hughes poem and CMG Worldwide for

arranging permission to use the Maya Angelou poem.

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Marina Altschiller

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Design & Marketing Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison

 

PERFORMER CREDITS

 

Against the Wind

*Shirley Crabbe, vocals; *Lucas Pino, tenor sax;

Dan Silverman, trombone; Matt Haviland, trombone

Nick Grinder, trombone; Michael Arnowitt, piano;

Rick Rosato, bass; *Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Bulgarian Hoedown

*Al Roman, violin; Dave Smith, trumpet;

*Tatum Greenblatt, trumpet; Dan Silverman, trombone;

*Matt Haviland, trombone; Nick Grinder, trombone;

*Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

The Crossing

(with reading of Langston Hughes’ poem Crossing)

*Therisa Rogers, spoken word; Yosvany Terry, alto sax;

Michael Arnowitt, piano; *Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Migratory Mood

*Lucas Pino, tenor sax; *Dave Smith, trumpet;

Dan Silverman, trombone; Michael Arnowitt, piano;

Rick Rosato, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Syria-us

*Yosvany Terry, alto sax; *Lucas Pino, bass clarinet;

*Dave Smith, trumpet; *Dan Silverman, trombone;

Al Roman, violin; Michael Arnowitt, piano;

Rick Rosato, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Pirouette

*Randall Wolfgang, oboe; *Dan Silverman, trombone

*Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

The Crying Candle

*Shirley Crabbe, vocals; *Al Roman, violin;

Dave Smith, trumpet; Dan Silverman, trombone;

Matt Haviland, trombone; Nick Grinder, trombone;

*Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Third Shift

*Dave Smith, trumpet; *Dan Silverman, trombone

*Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Shapka Swing

*Dave Smith, trumpet; Tatum Greenblatt, trumpet;

*Nick Grinder, trombone; Matt Haviland, trombone;

*Al Roman, violin; *Lucas Pino, clarinet;

Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Elegy for Richard

*Lucas Pino, tenor sax; Dan Silverman, trombone;

Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Medium Message

*Yosvany Terry, alto sax; *Dan Silverman, trombone;

*Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Ascent

(with reading of Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise)

*Therisa Rogers, spoken word; *Lucas Pino, tenor sax;

*Dave Smith, trumpet; *Dan Silverman, trombone;

Michael Arnowitt, piano; Rick Rosato, bass;

Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Midnight Forest

*Dave Smith, flugelhorn; Tatum Greenblatt, flugelhorn;

Dan Silverman, trombone; *Matt Haviland, trombone;

Nick Grinder, trombone; *Michael Arnowitt, piano;

*Rick Rosato, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums

 

Street Strut

*Shirley Crabbe, vocals; *Lucas Pino, tenor sax;

Dave Smith, trumpet; Dan Silverman, trombone;

Michael Arnowitt, Hammond organ; Colin Stranahan, drums

 

*solos/featured on track

 

 

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