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Ear Mind I

Meridian Arts Ensemble

Frank Zappa, Jason Forsythe, Su Lian Tan, Jon Nelson, John Ferrari, Tom Pierson, Josef Burgstaller, Randy Brecker

SKU: 11898

Year of release: 1998

Zappa Medley 18:04
1. Lumpy Gravy Frank Zappa 01:01
2. Marqueson's Chicken Frank Zappa 03:43
3. King Kong Frank Zappa 04:54
4. Pygmy Twylyte Frank Zappa 02:23
5. Hungry Freaks Daddy Frank Zappa 02:40
6. The Black Page Jason Forsythe 03:21
7. Sanctity Su Lian Tan 03:42
8. Moo Shu Wrap Rap Jon Nelson 08:42
9. Fanfare For Nothing Jon Nelson 00:43
10. Sleepless John Ferrari 06:46
11. MAE We Strut? John Ferrari 02:26
12. Crunch Tom Pierson 04:26
13. Brass Quintet Tom Pierson 14:29
14. Dr. J Geyser Josef Burgstaller 04:49
15. Lullaby Josef Burgstaller 04:01
16. Some Skunk Funk Randy Brecker 07:47
Total time: 76:01

About this album

Ear, Mind, I Our seventh CD is a seeming hodge-podge with a logic behind it that makes perfect sense to us. How do we choose our music? Through the interaction of the ear, the mind, and the I – the personal response the music evokes in us. Through the eleven years of our existence, we have all gotten more involved with composing, and this disc contains works by band members Jon Nelson, John Ferrari, and Josef Burgstaller.
We continue to adapt works which have not been conceived for brass (but should have been!), such as the music of Frank Zappa (an enormous and ongoing source of inspiration to us), music from the Caribbean, and rock. Finally, the centerpieces of this album: Tom Piersons Brass Quintet, a work of monumental impact, and Su Lian Tans Moo Shu Wrap Rap, which creates a brilliant brass vocabulary from scratch and which is one of our most appreciated concert works.
There is no need here to use your shuffle setting – everything is pre-shuffled, thrown into the pot together. Enjoy! Meridian Arts Ensemble

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(...) The group seems to have a whole lot of fun on this release. Their mood, delivered via extremely sharp, tight performances, is infectious. The disc is a foot-tapper at least. (...) The Meridian Arts Ensemble is a great choice.


Meridian Arts Ensemble

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateFebruary 1997
Recording LocationDoopsgezinde Kerk, Amsterdam Holland
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks