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Michael Formanek: The Distance / Ensemble Kolossus

Formanek,Michael / Ensemble Kolossus
Release Date: 02/12/2016 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 002437102  
Number of Discs: 1 
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The Distance represents a grand creative leap for the bassist-composer whose new album showcases his texturally rich compositions for the dynamic 18-piece big band he has playfully dubbed Ensemble Kolossus. The project saw some of the most distinctive musicians on the New York scene bonding to realize Formanek's epic design, as he reimagined what a big-band can be. Channeling sounds from the classic to the modern, he also composed for individual soloists in the Ellingtonian tradition. The Distance represents a grand creative leap for the bassist-composer whose new album showcases his texturally rich compositions for the dynamic 18-piece big band he has playfully dubbed Ensemble Kolossus. The project saw some of the most distinctive musicians on the New York scene bonding to realize Formanek's epic design, as he reimagined what a big-band can be. Channeling sounds from the classic to the modern, he also composed for individual soloists in the Ellingtonian tradition. Read less

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