CD's - Pursuit, Origin Story, Figurations

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Deep River

A singular jazz suite that reimagines and reclaims early 20th century American roots music, treating it at times abstractly, as a springboard for the ensemble's inventive improvisers, and finally in surprising though recognizable vocal settings.

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Pursuit

Pursuit Five-movement large ensemble composition, plus two quintet tracks.

"Guitarist Richard Nelson has written a suite of music that would seem at home on a jazz stage or in a contemporary concert- music venue. . . The writing is complex but emotionally engaging, dense yet clean and resonant. . . .The colors of the orchestra are spellbinding, evocative and powerful." 

--Donald Elfman, New York City Jazz Record

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Origin Story

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Warm-toned, engaging, bold progressive jazz featuring guitarist Nelson's innovative compositions. Mingus meets Cage meets Hendrix.  Quintet features trumpet legend Don Stratton, alto saxophonist Tim O'Dell, and drummer Steve Grover.  Bassists are Sam Sherry and Greg Loughman.

 

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Figurations

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Jazz trio album of standards and originals, with drummer Steve Grover and bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest.    Articulate, lyrical modern trio featuring guitarist Nelson. Warm and inventive with distinctive originals and standards ranging from Wayne Shorter to Cole Porter to Ornette Coleman.

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    Kresge Auditorium @ MIT,  Boston