Bill Banfield: Striking Balance

Guitarist/composer Bill Banfield has written for orchestras and big bands for years. This project finds Banfield exploring radio-friendly contemporary jazz and urban idioms. Banfield is joined on the recording by some of his well-known musical friends, including Patrice Rushen, Billy Childs, Don Byron, Nelson Rangell, Mark Ledford and the Sounds of Blackness.
Striking Balance
Released: 10/1/2001
Label: No Label
Genre: Jazz
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The Recording
Bill Banfield says his latest CD ventures into the more "pop" sides of contemporary jazz.
Striking a Balance
Banfield says he wrote music to be played by a big band, but didn’t want it to sound that way.
Pleasing Thought/Amazing Grace
Two of Banfield’s songs feature Patrice Rushen and the Sounds of Blackness on vocals.
This piece was written to feature trumpeter Mark Ledford, Patrice Rushen on piano and Don Byron on bass clarinet.
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