B’shnorkestra is thrilled to announce the release of it’s second album – Global Concertos.
This recording was recorded live on May 9, 2015 by Tom Fallat and Paurl Walsh, mixed by Evan Schiller and mastered by Ed Brooks.
B’shnorkestra has been nominated for both Album of the Year (for Global Concertos) and Acoustic Jazz Ensemble in Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards. These awards recognize the accomplishments of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year. Winners are determined through a voting process. CLICK HERE TO VOTE
“Under the direction of Joshua Kohl, B’shnorkestra provides both compositional brilliance, and improvisational latitude… notions of freedom and spiritual unity are beautifully expressed by Boshnack’s modal transitions providing a musical landscape not “fragmented” by cultural bias.” – Paul Rauch/All of About Jazz. Read More
“A sense of boundless – and borderless – creative improvisation infuses Boshnack’s cinematic compositions; her musical feat cannot be overlooked or overplayed.” – Halynn Blanchard/Earshot Jazz – Read More
“What you will find and hear in these five extended original compositions (from live performances, by the way) is a well-formed and well-thought out set of modern “chamber music”… but, it’s not boring, or plodding, or any of those terms that are often associated with the genre…. It was the wonderfully upbeat “Concerto for Talking Drum” that got my vote for personal favorite… you will hear Gypsy caravans, Hollywood horns and some of the most energetic up-front percussion that’s ever been recorded. I give Samantha and her “B’shnorkestra” a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.” – Dick Metcalf/Improvijazzation – Read More
Global Concertos is five Boshnack compositions, each showcasing a guest soloist’s instrument and tradition: Thione Diop – West African talking drum, Christos Govetas – Greek clarinet, Srivani Jade – North Indian vocals, Julio Jauregui – Latin American piano and Thomas Marriott – American jazz trumpet. In Global Concertos each artist brings their individual voice to the B’shnorkestra to create a new “all world” sound.
B’shnorkestra: Samantha Boshnack (trumpet/composer), Chris Credit & Kevin Nortness (woodwinds), Alex Guy & Paris Hurley (violin), Brianna Atwell (viola), Maria Scherer Wilson & Daniel Mullikin (cello), Tim Carey & Carmen Rothwell (bass), Adam Kozie & Greg Campbell (drums/percussion), Ivan Galvez (congas/percussion), Joshua Kohl (conductor)