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Collier, Graham
Hoarded Dreams

Collier, Graham: Hoarded Dreams (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    


"Graham Collier is one of the best known and most important British jazz composers and over a 40 year career, his list of compositions and commissions has grown to encompass ensembles around the world. He is well-known as an author and educator, having written seven books on jazz. Hoarded Dreams is a previously unreleased long-form composition heard here in a powerful live performance from 1983 by an international all-star band that includes Tomasz Stanko, Conny Bauer, Malcolm Griffiths, Eje Thelin, Ed Speight, Roger Dean, Ted Curson, John Surman, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, Art Themen and many others. " I came across the phrase "Hoarded Dreams" in a book...it seemed an ideal title for this commission, [which] is the realisation of the jazz composer's constant dream: to be able to hand-pick a group of star musicians to perform a long composition written with absolutely no outside restrictions... . Overall the piece inhabits (as indeed does most of my writing) that area between the purely written and the purely improvised."-Graham Collier. The energy of the ensemble performing the piece in front of a large and enthusiastic audience is very obvious on the recording and there's some great soloing as well as ensemble passages."-Cuneiform Records






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Product Information:

UPC: 045775025223

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 252
Squidco Product Code: 7442

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at the Bracknell Jazz Festival 1983.

Personnel:

Geoff Warren-alto sax & alto flute

Juhanni Aaltonen-tenor & alto sax

Art Themen-tenor & soprano sax

Matthias Schubert-tenor sax & oboe

John Surman-baritone sax and bass clarinet

Kenny Wheeler-trumpet & flugelhorn

Henry Lowther-trumpet & flugelhorn

Manfred Schoof-trumpet & flugelhorn

Tomasz Stanko-trumpet & flugelhorn

Ted Curson-trumpet & flugelhorn

Macolm Griffiths-trombone

Eje Thelin-trombone

Conny Bauer-trombone

Dave Powell-tuba

John Schroder-guitar

Ed Speight-guitar

Roger Dean-piano

Paul Bridge-bass

Ashley Brown-drums and percussion

Graham Collier-composer & director

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Track Listing:

1. Part 1 2:53

2. Part 2 14:30

3. Part 3 11:21

4. Part 4 10:30

5. Part 5 14:35

6. Part 6 13:54

7. Part 7 2:30