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Awakening

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Awakening

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Randy Sandke
Producers:
Concord Concerto
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A-

At last! An album realizing the promise shown on the trumpeter’s haunting, metatonal 1985 composition “Brownstones.” His poignant, penetrating sound on Awakening unites works by Bix Beiderbecke, Charles Ives, Billy Strayhorn, and Sandke himself. The electronics on “Fugue State” are jarring amid so much orchestral splendor, but in an era of musical clones, Sandke’s individuality is most welcome. A-