Proper Nights On Earth CD Jazz Vince Mendoza
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After a remarkably productive decade which saw him writing stellar orchestral arrangements for recordings by Bjork, Melody Gardot, Sting and Joni Mitchell (he won Grammy Awards for his contributions to her 'Both Sides Now' in 2000 and 'Travelogue' in 2003), Vince Mendoza has shifted focus back to his own compositions for the first time in 13 years. On this eagerly-awaited follow up to 'Epiphany', Mendoza recruited an all-star cast of long time collaborators like guitarists John Abercrombie, John Scofield and Nguyen Le, drummer Peter Erskine, percussionist Luis Conte, organist Larry Goldings, steel drummer Andy Narell, pianists Kenny Werner and Alan Pasqua, plus saxophonists Bob Mintzer and Joe Lovano.
He is also joined by such new friends as Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza, Malian kora player and singer Tom Diakite, young American jazz stars in bassist Christian McBride, drummer Greg Hutchinson and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. Along with members of the Metropole Orkest, the Dutch ensemble that Mendoza has presided over as chief conductor for the past six years, they bring to life these evocative pieces that flow directly from the composer's heart to his pen.
His most personal and compelling project to date, 'Nights on Earth' is yet another crowning achievement in the career of the acclaimed composer-arranger-conductor.
Otono (04:13) - Mendoza, Vince
Poem Of The Moon (08:04) - Mendoza, Vince
Ao mar (07:54) - Mendoza, Vince
Conchita (05:52) - Mendoza, Vince
The Stars You Saw (07:55) - Mendoza, Vince
Addio (03:28) - Mendoza, Vince
Shekere (05:54) - Mendoza, Vince
Beauty And Sadness (06:21) - Mendoza, Vince
The Night We Met (05:16) - Mendoza, Vince
Gracias (05:31) - Mendoza, Vince
Everything Is You (05:10) - Mendoza, Vince
Lullaby (05:07) - Mendoza, Vince