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Drummer Warren Smith's Composer's Workshop Ensemble with a large horn section, guitar, violin, 2 African percussionists and 2 drummer/vibraphone players.

Smith, Warren and The Composer's Workshop Ensemble
Old News Borrowed Blues

Smith, Warren and The Composer's Workshop Ensemble: Old News Borrowed Blues (Engine)
Label: Engine    
Released in: USA    

"On Old News Borrowed Blues Warren Smith gathers the Composer's Workshop Ensemble to explore his approach to music, which he refers to as 'a little bit inside, a little bit outside.' Starting the album out with an energetic big band opener, "Lock the Toilet Door", the band follows up with "Rivers State Suite", a polyrhythmic multi-segment tone poem inspired by a trip to Nigeria. "The Hungarian Gypsy Song" features a haunting melody on soprano sax with tasteful backup from the rest of the band. After another more traditional big band number, "One More Lick for Harold Vick", the album closes with the sprawling avant "Free Forms 1-4", a less structured open piece with intro bass work, a over the top baritone sax solo followed by solos from other horns and vibes, and a closing poem read by Warren Smith."-Engine Studios

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Product Information:

UPC: 753182109756

Label: Engine
Catalog ID: e027
Squidco Product Code: 11768

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Produced and engineered by Steven Walcott at Ghetto Sound Lab, Brooklyn, NY.


John Carlton-trumpet, flugelhorn

Cecil Bridgewater-trumpet, flugelhorn

Joe Daley-euphonium

Jack Jeffers-bass trombone

Craig Rivers-soprano sax

James Stewart-tenor sax

Douglas yates-alto sax

Andrew Lamb-tenor sax (River State Suite)

Claire Daly-baritone sax

Jeribu Shahid-bass violin

Yoham "Chiqui" Ortiz-guitar

Elusegun Sangofemi-African percussion

Jose Abreu-African percussion

Lloyd Haber-drums, vibraphone, percussion

Warren Smith-drums, vibraphone, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Lock The Toilet Door 8:21

2. Rivers State Suite I 6:22

3. Rivers State Suite II 3:35

4. Rivers State Suite III 8:04

5. The Hungarian Gypsy Song 7:04

6. One More Lick For Harold Vick 6:42

7. Free Froms I 6:35

8. Free Froms II 4:51

9. Free Froms III 5:24

10. Free Froms IV 4:35