Family Tree (Oregon album)

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Oregon
Oregon Family Tree.jpg
Studio album by Oregon
Released August 28, 2012 (2012-08-28)
Recorded 24-28 April 2012
Studio Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Genre Jazz, world fusion
Length 60:51
Label CAM Jazz
Producer Ermanno Basso, Oregon
Oregon chronology
In Stride
(2010)In Stride2010
Family Tree
(2012)
Lantern
(2017)Lantern2017

Family Tree is an album by American world music/jazz group Oregon featuring Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Mark Walker recorded in April 2012 and released on the CAM Jazz label.[1] It was the final Oregon recording to feature bassist Glen Moore.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating that "Oregon have remained vital, restless, and disciplined".[2] In his review for All About Jazz, John Kelman concludes "... with Family Tree this sixteen year-old incarnation has delivered an album that easily stands up to recordings like Winter Light (Vanguard, 1973) and Out of the Woods (Elektra, 1978), as one of Oregon's very best."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The New York City Jazz Record (not rated)[4]
All About Jazz (very favorable)[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ralph Towner except where noted.

  1. "Bibo Babo" — 6:55
  2. "Tern" — 5:22
  3. "The Hexagram" — 5:54
  4. "Creeper" — 5:34
  5. "Jurassic" (Oregon) — 2:28
  6. "Family Tree" — 6:31
  7. "Stritch" (Oregon) — 2:47
  8. "Mirror Pond" — 5:53
  9. "Moot" (Glen Moore) — 5:48
  10. "Julian" (Paul McCandless) — 4:31
  11. "Max Alert" (Oregon) — 1:07
  12. "Carnival Express" — 8:01

Recorded at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany in April 2012.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Production credits
  • Andrea Boccalini - photography
  • Danilo Rossi - mastering
  • Johannes Wohlleben - engineering, mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family Tree - Oregon". camjazz.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013. The New York City Jazz Record 
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Family Tree - : Release Information, Reviews and Credits : AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013. Oregon have remained vital, restless, and disciplined 
  3. ^ a b Kelman, John (31 October 2012). "Oregon: Family Tree". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Greenland, Tom (1 October 2012). "Family Tree - Oregon". camjazz.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013.