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    Posted: January 12 2006 at 05:07
Coming soon from Summerfold/Winterfold
<http://www.artist-shop.com/summerfold>
Bill Bruford and Tim Garland/Earthworks Underground Orchestra
....import CD
$16.99
"A world class display of old fashioned English understatement." The
Times,
London.    The close working relationship between two leading
individuals on
the London jazz scene, drummer Bill Bruford and saxophonist Tim
Garland, is
mirrored in the creation of the Earthworks Underground Orchestra. This
little big band's debut performance in the USA at Iridium, New York
City,
was captured live in full roaring swing, and the result will appeal
alike to
Earthworks fans, and fans from Bruford's former life in King Crimson
and
Yes.  Earthworks, as a small group, celebrates its 20th Anniversary in
2006,
and when Bruford and Garland took fresh arrangements of some of the
band's
best loved tunes over to NYC to work with some of the finest players in
the
U.S. in a nine-piece configuration, it sounded like the perfect
anniversary
party was just around the corner! This CD oozes that feeling of fun and
excitement as the celebrations get under way.  It is indeed a rare
opportunity to find Bill in such a unique setting. "The last time I did
anything on this scale was with the Buddy Rich Orchestra, which I
loved," he
says.  "I like to think I did at least as well with them as Buddy would
have
done with King Crimson!  It's a privilege for me to have the
Earthworks'
book given the Garland treatment.  I wasn't sure I knew entirely what
it
would sound like with the American guys, but for certain I had the best
seat
in the house when I finally found out."  The CD includes Earthworks
standards such as "Up North" and "Libreville," newer material such as
"Bajo
del Sol" and "Speaking in Wooden Tongues," and the beautiful ballads
"It
Neednít End In Tears" and "Rosa Ballerina."  Several of the band
members
--trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, alto player Steve Wilson, saxophonist Tim
Garland-- are distinguished jazz leaders in their own right. 
Earthworks
Underground Orchestra comes with a bonus 2 track CD for the first 3000
individually numbered copies. For those familiar with Bill Bruford's
Earthworks, this is a hugely entertaining way of re-visiting the band's
best
loved tunes; for those unfamiliar with the band, or the sound of a
large
group of the USA's top players in action, hold onto your hats!

Bill Bruford & the World Drummers Ensemble/A Coat of Many Colours
....import
CD (dual disc) $18.99
Four percussion masters, global leaders in their respective
disciplines,
come together for a highly-charged musical exchange; explosive,
unpredictable, and unusual. Doudou N'Diaye Rose (Senagalese master of
the
sabar), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, etc.), Luis
Conte
(Madonna, Michael Jackson), and Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson,
Earthworks,
etc.), are known internationally as the World Drummers Ensemble. For
those
unfamiliar with, or unpersuaded by, the astonishing and increasing grip
of
the percussive arts as an innovative force in music across continents,
this
Dual Disc CD/DVD offers conclusive proof, were any needed, that rhythm
beats
at the heart of all things.  The music includes pieces from all
members, but
also from Switzerland via Pierre Favre, Turkey via the Harem Percussion
Group, America via Max Roach, and there's even a re-working of King
Crimson's "B'Boom." This Dual Disc CD audio/DVD documents over an hour
of
their ambitious programme from concerts in Amsterdam and Brussels, and
includes a complimentary 15 minute DVD on the reverse side.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2006 at 11:30
Thanks for the info Dick. I like Bill Bruford's work, in particular his 1st solo release "Feels Good to Me" is a favourite of mine, & I'd like to hear some more of his work with Patrick Moraz which I read is being re-released, also the "World Drummers Ensemble" sounds interesting (for the name of a drummer, Chad Wackerman has to be the best!! - I have him on some of Zappa's stuff, didn't know he'd played with Allan Holdsworth) 
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