Maria Schneider Orchestra

Maria Schneider Orchestra - The Thompson Fields (2015) {ArtistShare AS0137}

Maria Schneider Orchestra - The Thompson Fields (2015) {ArtistShare AS0137}
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© 2015 ArtistShare / Maria Schneider | AS 0137
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Post-Bop / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

There's a wealth of information to be found inside the beautiful packaging that accompanies this release, but a brief Theodore Roosevelt quote may be the most telling piece of text to be found there. It reads: "There is nothing more practical in the end than the preservation of beauty, than the preservation of anything that appeals to the higher emotions in mankind." That really says it all about this artist and her work, for there is nobody more capable of harnessing emotions in music and projecting and preserving the beauty and power of the natural world in sound than Maria Schneider. She's demonstrated that time and again, and she does it once more on this awe-inspiring release.

Maria Schneider Orchestra - Sky Blue (2007) {ArtistShare AS0065}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 5, 2019
Maria Schneider Orchestra - Sky Blue (2007) {ArtistShare AS0065}

Maria Schneider Orchestra - Sky Blue (2007) {ArtistShare AS0065}
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© 2007 ArtistShare / Maria Schneider | AS0065
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Post-Bop / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Traditional big band arranging focuses on give and take between sections - trumpets, trombones and reeds - with rhythm support. Spiced with counterpoint and polyrhythms, this approach still produces some very exciting music. That's not where Maria Schneider is at. She cuts across sections and emphasizes ensemble color and sound, a way pioneered by Ellington, and developed by her mentor, Gil Evans. In liner notes as moving as her music, Schneider describes her starting point. "…I cast out a few exploratory tones in search of meaningful sound. Given a little gestation time, the seeds of each piece started to pop, revealing something very personal. I found myself either on a journey back in time or deep inside myself, the music exposing even more than I'd consciously felt from any of the actual experiences. The experiences transmuted into sound…".
Maria Schneider Orchestra - Allégresse (2000) {Enja Records ENJ-9393 2}

Maria Schneider Orchestra - Allégresse (2000) {Enja Records ENJ-9393 2}
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Jazz / Modern Big Band / Experimental Big Band / Progressive Jazz

GRAMMY–NOMINATED – Best Large Jazz Ensemble Recording. There have been very few orchestral composers in jazz who achieved creative success, if only because such a combination of talents–from logistics to force of will to the openness to input from the players–is wildly rare. Maria Schneider, once a protégée of Gil Evans, has been demonstrating those talents since her orchestra's debut in 1994, Evanescence. The vagaries of big bands make working relationships particularly important, and Schneider is attuned to every nuance and timbre of her musicians.
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Evanescence (1994) {Enja ENJ-8048 2}

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Evanescence (1994) {Enja ENJ-8048 2}
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© 1994 Enja Records ‎| ENJ-8048 2
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Post-Bop / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Maria Schneider's debut as a leader is quite impressive. Her complex arrangements of her nine originals are most influenced by Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer, although her own musical personality shines through. There are strong solos from tenors Rick Margitza and Rich Perry, trumpeter Tim Hagan, altoist Tim Ries, and particularly pianist Kenny Werner, but it is the moody ensembles that most stick in one's mind. Schneider's arrangements are often dense, a bit esoteric, and thought-provoking; this music may need several listens for one to grasp all that is going on.
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Coming About (1996) {Enja ENJ-9069 2}

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Coming About (1996) {Enja ENJ-9069 2}
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© 1996 Enja Records | ENJ-9069 2
Jazz / Experimental Big Band / Post-Bop / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Composer/arranger Maria Schneider and her 18-piece orchestra perform a variety of advanced and difficult music on this CD. The centerpiece of the set is her three-part "Scenes from Childhood" which deals with fear, confusion and grudging acceptance; do not look here for any childlike melodies or playfulness. In addition the big band plays a reworked version of "Giant Steps," the "Love Theme from Spartacus," the Spanish-flavored "El Viento" (which is slightly reminiscent of Gil Evans's writing for Sketches of Spain) and "Waxwings."
Maria Schneider & Dawn Upshaw - Winter Morning Walks (2013) {ArtistShare AS0121}

Maria Schneider & Dawn Upshaw - Winter Morning Walks (2013) {ArtistShare AS0121}
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© 2013 ArtistShare / MSF Music | AS0121
Classical / Jazz / Vocal / Experimental Big Band

Winter Morning Walks is the first partnership between Schneider and Upshaw, bringing together two preeminent figures in jazz and classical music. Schneider has been commissioned to compose for jazz orchestras and artists all over the world, has won two GRAMMY Awards and has been nominated for several more. Writing for TIME Magazine, Terry Teachout said, "To call Schneider the most important woman in jazz is missing the point two ways. She's a major composer-period." Upshaw was also deemed "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the LA TIMES, is a multiple GRAMMY winner and MacArthur Fellow, and has performed at the Metropolitan Opera over 300 times. In 2004 Schneider pioneered the fan-funding model by becoming the first artist to sign with ArtistShare® to release 'Concert In The Garden,' the first web-exclusive recording to win a GRAMMY.
Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Vivaldi: Il Farnace (2015)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Vivaldi: Il Farnace (2015)
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Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS7670/1-2 | Recorded: 2013

Il Farnace is the most re-written and re-proposed of Vivaldi’s operas, it’s like a beloved child who worries his father, and to whom the parent always wants to give the best. Versions of Farnace, two in 1727 and one each in 1730, 1731 and 1732, had been conceived and adapted to the different circumstances for Venice, Prague, Pavia and Mantua, always with a cast to Vivaldi’s satisfaction and with the composer in control of the production.

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra- Evanescence (1994)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 17, 2016
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra- Evanescence (1994)

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra- Evanescence (1994)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:50 min | 169 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | Label: Enja

Schneider's debut album from 1994 received worldwide critical acclaim and received two Grammy nominations. It's gone on to be voted by JAZZTIMES in the top 25 big band albums of all time. Along with Schneider's "Concert in the Garden", it was voted in the top 25 big band albums of all time by DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE.
Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}

Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}
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© 2000 CK Records | CK00400
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Concerts with Maria Schneider are something special. They are stylistically not only out of the ordinary, they also manage to bring large orchestras to perform artistically at high voltage, with an energy and at a creative level which is otherwise known only in much smaller ensembles. It is not the music alone that drives the participants, but rather the serene seriousness of a band leader who demands a maximum of intensity from her compositions and passes this premise on to their interpretation. It is impossible to conceive of compositions for jazz orchestras more stringently. The instrumentalists know this too, and therefore feel called upon not only to reproduce the charts accurately but to work out all the contained hints, implications, and visions of sound down to the deepest levels. This original recording was made in May 2000 when Schneider appeared alongside the SWR Big Band. And for the SWR Big Band, those days in May 2000 are some of the highlights of their orchestral history.

Tu t'appelais Maria Schneider - Vanessa Schneider  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Oct. 11, 2018
Tu t'appelais Maria Schneider - Vanessa Schneider

Tu t'appelais Maria Schneider - Vanessa Schneider
French | 2018 | 256 Pages | ISBN: 224686108X | EPUB | 261 KB

« Tu étais libre et sauvage. D’une beauté à couper le souffle. Tu n’étais plus une enfant, pas encore une adulte quand tu enflammas la pellicule du Dernier Tango à Paris, un huis clos de sexe et de violence avec Marlon Brando.
Tu étais ma cousine. J’étais une petite fille et tu étais célèbre. Tu avais eu plusieurs vies déjà et de premières fêlures. Tu avais quitté ta mère à quinze ans pour venir vivre chez mes parents. Ce Tango marquait le début d’une grande carrière, voulais-tu croire. Il fut le linceul de tes rêves. Tu n’étais préparée à rien, ni à la gloire, ni au scandale. Tu as continué à tourner, mais la douleur s’est installée…