On the one hand, Walden has coupled his intrepid ensemble of talented southern California sidemen with the 100-member St. John's Choir from Hamburg, Germany (his hometown), to set to music works by the renowned Swiss poet/lyricist Kurt Marti. On the other, the playing time is only 36:55-less than half a disc's worth-and that includes a five-minutes-plus "bonus track, the late Michael Brecker's "Slings and Arrows. If the ensemble feels constrained by the imperatives of the suite, that is clearly not the case on "Slings and Arrows, an adventurous departure from the norm that swings hard behind ardent solos by tenor saxophonist Fields, guitarist Mitch Holder and drummer Dick Weller. For big band enthusiasts, that may be too little too late, and it would be hard to recommend the album to them on that basis.
Album: Kurt Marti Suite. Kurt Marti Suite: Best 2 songs. St. John's Choir, The Chris Walden Big Band - Predigtnot 02:14. John's Choir, The Chris Walden Big Band - Lobpreis 02:29. Album: Kurt Marti Suite. John's Choir, The Chris Walden Big Band: best 2 tracks. Chris Walden Big Band, The Chris Walden Big Band - No Bounds No Bounds, 2006 06:30. John's Choir, The Chris Walden Big Band - Predigtnot Kurt Marti Suite, 2007 02:14. Artist: The Chris Walden Big Band St. John's Choir.
The Chris Walden Big Band is a Grammy-nominated 18-piece jazz big band based in Los Angeles, California, founded in 1999 by German composer and arranger Chris Walden. The band exclusively plays Walden's own material, which consists of his own compositions or his contemporary arrangements of jazz tunes or film themes. Chris Walden Big Band & St. John's Choir - Kurt Marti Suite (2007). Chris Walden Big Band - "Full-On!" (2014). Awards and nominations. 2005 Grammy Award nominations:. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album - Home Of My Heart. Best Instrumental Arrangement - Cherokee from Home Of My Heart.
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Audiophile Audition (Jeff Krow) Chris Walden is an adventurous soul All Music Guide (Scott Yanow) Chris Walden's Kurt Marti Suite utilizes the sacred poems of Kurt Marti, a priest whose religious poetry was highly rated.
Chris Walden Big Band and Choir of St. John Harvestehude: Kurt Marti Suite ( Origin ) 2007. Chris Walden Big Band: Winter Games ( Origin ) 2006. Chris Walden Big Band: No Bounds ( Origin ) 2006. Michael Bolton: Bolton Swings Sinatra, Walden was for this recording arranger and orchestra leader ( Concord ) 2006. Chris Walden Big Band: Home of My Heart ( Origin ) 2005. Chris Walden: Ticino ( ACT) 1996. 2009 Two nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Orchestral Performance for the album Symphony N. - The Four Elements . 1998 Ernst Fischer Prize, which is awarded by GEMA Foundation and Radio Germany every two years.
The KURT MARTI SUITE for choir and big band is based on sacred poems by Swiss lyricist Kurt Marti from his collection "gott gerneklein". Born in 1921, Marti worked as a priest in Switzerland until 1983. The recipient of many awards, he is amongst the most important contemporary writers in Europe. Upload date: 20 Mar 2012
The Chris Walden Big Band is a Grammy-nominated 18-piece jazz big band based in Los Angeles, California, founded in 1999 by German composer/arranger Chris Walden. 1. Showing official release groups by this artist. Show all release groups instead, or show various artists release groups. Sort name: Walden, Chris. 1966-10-10 (52 years ago). Born in: Hamburg, Germany.