„Brainy yet bloodthirsty…Manhattan’s Virgil Moorefield Ensemble sets a horn section against a trio of fine, fiery guitarists“ -Guitar Player // „Gives an impish, dissonant spin to a big-band sound…variety, forward drive, and a sharp wit“ – New York Times // „One of the year’s ten best“ –Exposé.
„…an all too rare blast of fresh air. The label-defying music heard [here] is thick with surprising insights and enthralling musicianship.“ – Frank-John Hadley/Downbeat writer
Drummer/composer Virgil Moorefield leads his 9 piece ensemble (three guitars, trumpet, trombone, alto and tenor saxes, bass and drums) through a set of brilliantly written instrumental art-rock. This is forward-looking, innovative music by an avant big band that rocks and swings. Moorefield has an exceedingly varied resumé, playing with everyone from hardcore bands to symphony orchestras, as well as Glenn Branca and Swans.
released January 1, 1994
Tom Hoyt – trumpet
George Hoyt – trombone
Dave Binney – alto sax #
Donny McCaslin – tenor sax ^
Evans Wohlforth – guitar
Steven Antonelli – guitar
Ellen Watkins – guitar
Hideki Kato – bass *
Virgil Moorefield – drums
except Richard Cohen on 1, 3, 6; John Gunther on 9.
except Rick Kriska on 9
except Steve Beskrone on 9.
All compositions and arrangements by Virgil Moorefield.
Engineered by Steve McAllister.
Recording at Laughing Lion Studio, NYC, NY.
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