Concert in the Garden
|Concert in the Garden|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||March 8–11, 2004|
|Studio||Avatar Studios, New York City|
|Genre||Jazz, big band|
|Maria Schneider chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
Concert in the Garden is the fourth studio album by American jazz composer Maria Schneider. The album was released in 2004 by ArtistShare and won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2005.
Schneider's three previous albums were nominated for Grammy Awards, but the previous one, Allégresse, was released four years before Concert in the Garden. The delay has been attributed to the financial difficulty of recording with large groups, which are required for the music that Schneider writes.
The JazzTimes review was mostly positive, stating, "Three Romances" and "Buleria, Solea y Rumba" "are revelatory in their complete realization", but the solos on the other pieces "are not strong enough to provide sufficient contrast to the piece's slow, hovering progress".
The Penguin Guide to Jazz gave the album a maximum four stars and added it to the book's Core Collection. Penguin stated that "Concert in the Garden" was a weakness, but overall the album was "the great achievement of her career so far."
All tracks written by Maria Schneider.
|1.||"Concert in the Garden"||11:57|
|2.||"Three Romances: Choro Dançado"||9:45|
|3.||"Three Romances: Pas de Deux"||9:02|
|4.||"Three Romances: Dança Ilusória"||9:05|
|5.||"Bulería, Soleá y Rumba"||18:24|
- Maria Schneider – conductor
- Charles Pillow – alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, oboe, English horn
- Tim Ries – alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet, alto and bass flutes
- Rich Perry – tenor saxophone, flute
- Donny McCaslin – tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute
- Scott Robinson – baritone saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
- Tony Kadleck – trumpet, flügelhorn
- Greg Gisbert – trumpet, flügelhorn
- Laurie Frink – trumpet, flügelhorn
- Ingrid Jensen – trumpet, flügelhorn
- Keith O'Quinn – trombone
- Rock Ciccarone – trombone
- Larry Farrell – trombone
- George Flynn – bass trombone, contrabass trombone
- Ben Monder – guitar
- Frank Kimbrough – piano
- Jay Anderson – double bass
- Clarence Penn – drums
- Jeff Ballard – cajón and quinto cajón on "Bulería, Soleá y Rumba" (stereo right)
- Gonzalo Grau – cajón on "Bulería, Soleá y Rumba" (stereo left)
- Gary Versace – accordion on "Concert in the Garden"
- Luciana Souza – voice on "Concert in the Garden" and "Bulería, Soleá y Rumba". Voice and pandeiro on "Choro Dançado"
- Pete McGuinness – trombone on "Pas de Deux" and "Dança Ilusória"
- Andy Middleton – tenor saxophone on "Pas de Deux" and "Dança Ilusória"