City of Neighbourhoods

City of Neighbourhoods

by Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra

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Overview

If proof were ever needed that avant-garde jazz can be fun, witty, and colorful, one listen to "The Human Blockhead" from this CD would be perfect evidence. Nojo, a superb nonet organized by guitarist Michael Occhipinti and keyboardist Paul Neufeld (the band's two arranger-composers), is versatile enough to play modern mainstream jazz as well as freer explorations. On City of Neighbourhoods, they welcome the great saxophonist Sam Rivers, who has an opportunity to solo on every selection alongside the members of Nojo. Rivers is in typically brilliant form, the arrangements are episodic and consistently adventurous, and one never knows what is coming up next. A complete play-by-play of this music would be both unnecessary and tedious, unlike the performances. Suffice it to say, City of Neighbourhoods is an exciting and diverse set of modern jazz, avant-garde but never esoteric.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
Label: True North
UPC: 0620638032329
catalogNumber: 323
Rank: 247102

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra   Primary Artist
Sam Rivers   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Turcotte   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Michael Occhipinti   Guitar,Conductor
Paul Neufeld   Synthesizer,Piano,Tuba,Wurlitzer
Barry Romberg   Drums
Roberto Occhipinti   Bass,Bass Guitar
Sean O'Connor   Clarinet,Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jason Logue   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Scott Suttie   Trombone
Sean O'Connor   Clarinet,Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dan Bone   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jeff McMurrich   Producer,Audio Production
Michael Occhipinti   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Paul Neufeld   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Jonathan Goldsmith   Producer,Audio Production

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