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Sara Schoenbeck – Cell Walk (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sara Schoenbeck – Cell Walk (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:36 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Songlines

“Horvitz’s writing for the groups Schoenbeck has graced has made great use of her sound, and that has enhanced their success. Conveying nuanced emotions, often blisteringly beautiful, even when mournful, his Way Out East for the Gravitas Quartet is a case in point.“
– Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz

Sara Schoenbeck and Wayne Horvitz have been musical partners for 20 years, notably in Horvitz’s chamber jazz group The Gravitas Quartet (formed 2004) and his Some Days Are Forever Afternoon project (2015 ­– both on Songlines). They formed this duo in 2018 to play a program of their own music – composed, improvised, and everywhere in between, a study of the crossroads where texture and extended technique meet with and support the expression of melody and song

As Wayne relates, “We actually recorded an improvised duo on the first Gravitas CD in 2005, which was prescient. Sara has been a guest on a lot of gigs with other bands of mine (especially Sweeter Than the Day) and we have often set aside a duo in a set. She has also performed as an improvising soloist in a number of my classical pieces, including a piece for orchestra and my string quartet These Hills of Glory. Most recently Sara has joined the Snowghost Trio on quite a few shows. A lot of different music!” Sara elaborates: “Wayne’s Gravitas Quartet involving Ron Miles, Peggy Lee and myself was, for me, the perfect blend of thru-composed chamber music and improvisation, always authentic in its transparent and quiet beauty. Some years and projects later Wayne invited me to join a solo concert of his in Chicago. It was a revelation of common language and a relief to play in a duo setting for the expressive yet quiet bassoon. I find great pleasure in this duo, particularly because we often walk between the worlds of improvisation and notated chamber music.”


1. Sara Schoenbeck – Undecided
2. Sara Schoenbeck – Twining
3. Sara Schoenbeck – No Blood Relation
4. Sara Schoenbeck – Long Wing
5. Sara Schoenbeck – 3 Places in Southern California
6. Sara Schoenbeck – The Fifth Day
7. Sara Schoenbeck – Deep Well Well
8. Sara Schoenbeck – Tin Palace
9. Sara Schoenbeck – Cell Walk
10. Sara Schoenbeck – Sutter St.
11. Sara Schoenbeck – Laughter
12. Sara Schoenbeck – for Lou Harrison
13. Sara Schoenbeck – Sleeper Ship
14. Sara Schoenbeck – Ironbound
15. Sara Schoenbeck – Marcuselle
16. Sara Schoenbeck – We Will Be Silk
17. Sara Schoenbeck – American Bandstand


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