Change In The Air


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Artist: Cuong Vu EAN 13 (CD): 5060197761455 Cat. No. (CD): RNR091 EAN 13 (VINYL): 5060197761462 Cat. No. (VINYL): RNR091LP

As a followup to 2017’s well received Ballet: The Music of Michael Gibbs, Seattle-based trumpeter Cuong Vu joins forces once again with guitar great Bill Frisell, bassist Luke Bergman and drummer Ted Poor on the boundary-pushing quartet outing for RareNoise Records, Change in the Air. With all the members of the quartet contributing compositions, this one finds the four participants on equal footing on ten adventurous originals. From Poor’s dreamy, noirish opener All That’s Left of Me Is You and his lonesome echo-laden waltz Alive to Bergman’s dynamic Must Concentrate, Frisell’s delicate Look, Listen and his beguiling heartland melody Long Ago and Vu’s angular Round and Round and his edgy and electrified March of the Owl and the Bat, these four stellar musicians are truly on one accord and dealing with a rare level of nuance and depth of communication on Change in the Air.

Cuong Vu : trumpet
Bill Frisell : guitar
Luke Bergman : bass, additional guitars on track 5
Ted Poor : drums, fender rhodes on track 5

1. All That’s Left Of Me Is You
2. Alive
3. Look, Listen
4. Must Concentrate
5. Lately
6. Round And Round
7. March Of The Owl And The Bat
8. Round And Round (Back Around)
9. Long Ago
10. Far From Here

3, 9, 10 composed by Bill Frisell
6, 7, 8 composed by Cuong Vu
4 composed by Luke Bergman
1, 2, 5 composed by Ted Poor

Recorded May 14, 15, 16 2017 at London Bridge Studio, Seattle
Recorded by Julian Anderson
Mixed by Luke Bergman
Mastered by Nich Wilbur at Anacortes Mastering

Artwork and Design by Petulia Mattioli

Cuong Vu is a Yamaha Artist
Bill Frisell appears courtesy of OKeh Records, a Sony Music Entertainment label
Bill Frisell uses D’Addario strings
Bill Frisell’s management: SONGTONE LLC, Phyllis Oyama – Lee Townsend

Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords : Giacomo Bruzzo

© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2018

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