DIVA — 25th Anniversary Project

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Album · 2018

Filed under Big Band
By DIVA

Tracklist

1 East Coast Andy 6:04
2 Middleground 6:40
3 Seesaw 6:59
4 Jami's Tune 6:37
5 Square One 6:19
6 Darkness of the Matter 7:40
7 La Americana 5:31
8 A Quarter Past The Last Minute 5:47
9 Forever In My Heart 7:12
10 The Rhythm Changes 5:37

Line-up/Musicians

Sherrie Maricle: drums;
Noriko Ueda: bass;
Tomoko Ohno: piano;
Leslie Havens: bass trombone;
Sara Jacovino: trombone;
Jennifer Krupa: trombone;
Rachel Therrien: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Barbara Laronga: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Jami Dauber: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Liesl Whitaker: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Leigh Pilzer: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet;
Erica von Kleist: tenor saxophone;
Janelle Reichman: tenor saxophone, clarinet;
Mercedes Beckman: alto saxophone, flute, clarinet;
Alexa Tarantino: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone; Marcia Gallas: congas (7)

About this release

ArtistShare ‎– AS0166 (US)

Recorded 10/5-10/7/2017

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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Carmel
Singularly the hardest working Big Band in the industry today, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra is lead by superwoman Sherrie Maricle, who not only is the drummer of the band but the collaborative ball of energy that drives the 15-piece group of highly qualified female instrumentalists. The inspiration for DIVA came from Stanley Kay, one-time manager and relief drummer for Buddy Rich. In 1990, Kay was conducting a band in which Sherrie Maricle was playing the drums. Stanley immediately picked up on her extraordinary talent and began to wonder if there were other women players who could perform at the same level. The search was on and through nationwide auditions, the foundation for DIVA was poured in June 1992, and what emerged is the dynamic musical force that holds forth to the present day.

Though DIVA holds dear the traditional jazz idiom, the release of 25th Anniversary Project includes original compositions by some of the members who are genuine, yet ingenious composers. Maricle explains; “the CD offers our listeners 10 original compositions by 9 remarkable composers, writing for 15 friends in 1 amazing band. It’s DIVA’s mission to continue to swing hard and grow, through the exceptional individual talent within the band and their extraordinary composers and arrangers.”

One such composition is by baritone saxist Leigh Pilzer, titled “East Coast Andy,” a romping tune with high flying horn hits, creatively conceived sections that add to the textural interest of the tune and a burning solo by Pilzer herself, as well as trumpeter Jami Dauber who has a penchant for stomping the gates with her high stepping style.

A beautifully written “Square One,” features alto and soprano saxophonist Alexa Tarantino in the writer’s seat. The tune is harmonically rich with soothing pastoral colorizations and emotional dips, that lead to emotive, conversationally based solos between Rachel Therrian on flugelhorn and Tarantino herself on alto saxophone. The elongated melody is stirring and memorable.

Maricle takes the album out with her original “The Rhythm Changes,” which is aptly titled as it refers to the rhythm of the motif and how it changes through the form of the composition. Soloists, Barbara Laronga on trumpet, Mercedes Beckman on alto saxophone, Noriko Ueda on bass and Maricle on drums create an interactive atmosphere for swing era stalwarts and jazz aficionados to savor. 25th Anniversary Project is certainly a keepsake, when taking stock of its measure, one asks; is it authentic to its source and performed with expertise and awareness, in this case a resounding yes can be heard.

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