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Dolmen Orchestra Discography of CDs


Sequenze Armoniche: Some Gregorian Reflections Sequenze Armoniche: Some Gregorian Reflections CD (2000)
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Dolmen Orchestra music CDs from the vibrant Italian new music scene comes the Dolmen Orchestra, performing 76 minutes of music based on the famous Gregorian chant, played live by a 19-piece Apulian big band, featuring world famous soloists Michel Godard on tuba & John Surman on re This Italian jazz orchestra bases this recording on a very ambitious and adventurous concept: variations, interpretations, and expansions of notes from an apparently well-known Gregorian melody. Whether or not the tune is recognized is ultimately not so important. What is remarkable is the way in which this highly individualized ensemble incorporates ancient classical sonorities and melds them effectively with modern and even post-modern sensibilities. The results are not so much a fusion as an altogether new creation, and incredibly, one that surprises as it impresses. Very few of the 20-plus members of the Dolmen Orchestra are known outside their home in the Apulia region of Italy, though the amount of talent represented here is astonishing. Recorded from three live concerts on consecutive days, the pieces feature guests John Surnam on baritone saxophone and Michel Godard, each taking extended solos. Also featured are the operatic, modern vocals of Linda Bsiri. Each of the five pieces is of extended length, ranging from eight to 23 minutes, but there are very few lapses and, to the contrary, numerous moments of beauty, suspense, and even vision. ~ Steven Loewy Dolmen Orchestra includes: John Surman (reeds); Michel Godard (tuba). ...
Minotrauma Minotrauma CD (2001)
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Dolmen Orchestra discography This is the second recording on Leo Records of the highly regarded Dolmen Orchestra from southern Italy. Like its predecessor, Sequenze Armoniche (Some Gregorian Reflections), this one is characterized by strong, serious writing, excellent soloing, and a diversity of styles. Minotrauma is distinguished, too, by the presence of guest French trombonist Yves Robert, who is featured throughout. Robert, who sits in the top tier worldwide of modern stylists on his instrument, is clearly indebted to the seminal work of American trombonist, George Lewis, and the Frenchman adds immeasurably to the success of the instant project with his remarkably fluent performances. Three of ...

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Popular or famous Dolmen Orchestra music songs: Minotaurus, Il Mitonauta, Del Minotauro, He Was In A World, Posaunetaurus Tanz, 1st Conduction: Opening. More music songs 2nd Conduction: Moving, 3rd Conduction: Awakening. See All Songs

Dolmen Orchestra CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Yves RobertVincent Courtois, Marc Ducret, Heiner Goebbels, David Grubbs, Andre Jaume, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Andreas Willers

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