Vince Mendoza

Sketches - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9215-2
  • Barcode: 4 007198 921526
  • German Release: 01/06/1994
  • Genre: Bigband, US-Jazz, ACT Jazz Classics

Die Weltpremiere von "Sketches" war der Höhepunkt des JazzFests Berlin 1993

Only digitally available

SKETCHES: For a man of 33, Vince Mendoza has packed an extraordinary amount of compositional, arranging and playing experience into his career - reflecting the unremitting endeavour that characterizes a musician always seeking to broaden his vision and to equip himself with the maximum resources to express his musical ideas.His signal contribution to the highly successful Jazzpana album, released by ACT last year and on which he collaborated with Arif Mardin, earned him a Grammy nomination for his arranging skills. He now follows up with what he describes as his most ambitious musical project to date - a CD which combines "Sketches", the remarkable eight-part work commissioned by the West Deutscher Rundfunk and given its world premiere at the 1993 Berlin Jazz Festival, with an imaginative arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s haunti...

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The WDR Big Band directed by Vince Mendoza
Dave Liebman - soprano saxophone
Charlie Mariano - alto saxophone
Peter Erskine - drums
Dieter Ilg - bass
Nguyên Lê - guitar

Recording Information

Recorded at the WDR Studios, Cologne, Germany
in November / December 1993
Recording Engineer: Reinhold Nickel, Frank Schneider
Soundassistant: Ruth Witt
Remixed by Wolfgang Hirschmann, Vince Mendoza
Digital Mastering by Greg Calby at Sterling Sound,
New York, USA
Produced by Wolfgang Hirschmann