Walking a delicate fine line between straight-ahead and contemporary jazz, we get some great big band writing here by Brent Wallarab, with beautiful ensemble playing to boot! It’s amazing to me how a whole world can be created in a few minutes of instrumental music. Every composition has its own set of rules, like the laws of nature in an imagined universe, in which the players explore and their parts come to life. This piece opens up like a flower to the sunrise and just keeps opening, reaching and expanding. Lovely work.
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
“Suite Storytelling: The Glass Tree” (download mp3)
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra – “Suite Storytelling: The Glass Tree” (play)