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The Collective, one of the most creative and distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwestern United States, features pianist Dan Cray, bassist Hans Halt, drummer Andrew Heglund, and saxophonist Peter Epstein.
In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, the group's members are dedicated instructors, and form the core of the Jazz Studies area at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Collective is also available for clinics and festivals. Each of the group's musicians is eager to share his knowledge of improvisation, composition, history, and other aspects of the jazz craft.
For more information on the group, call: (775) 784-6145 or email:email@example.com
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The Collective Recordings
Album Notes: The Collective ...proudly announces the release of its latest cd, Once And Again. Recorded in June 2007, Once And Again features trumpeter Larry Engstrom, pianist David Ake, bassist Hans Halt, drummer Andrew Heglund, and, saxophonist Peter Epstein. This recording displays all of the fire, versatility, and inventiveness that audiences throughout the West have come to expect of this unit.
Release Date: 2008 | ASIN: B0019BFHIO
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- Track List (Click Here)
Song Title Composer Time 1. Once and Again David Ake / Hans Halt 7:07 2. Email From Nigeria Peter Epstein 5:27 3. The Bridges David Ake 4:50 4. A Small Exception David Ake 4:04 5. Picture and Frame David Ake 3:21 6. Flyswatter Hans Halt 4:00 7. Ineluctable Modality Larry Engstrom 5:26 8. The Present Tensely David Ake 4:24 9. Tube Talk Andrew Heglund 5:54 10. Loro Egberto Gismonti 6:30 11. Calendar Larry Engstrom 4:40 12. Gyroscope Hans Halt 7:05 13. Goodnight Nobody
[for Hillary Case]
David Ake 5:44
- Recorded July 22 & 23, 2005
- Recording and Mixing Engineer: Tom Gordon
- Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records
- Upon completion of this album: The Collective sends its warmest thanks to Tom Gordon, Andy Barbera, CJ Walters, Danna Higley at HUNA, Reno's For the Love of Jazz Society, Dent Hand, Ed Corey, Julia Bledsoe, and the rest of the faculty, staff, students and administration of UNR. Extra thanks to our families and friends for the continued love and support.
- Release Date: 2006
- Track List
Song Title Composer Time 1. Balance David Ake 3:28 2. Friday the 13th Thelonious Monk 2:30 3. Women's Dance Milcho Leviev 6:20 4. Ornette's Advice Peter Epstein 5:00 5. Jitterbug Waltz Fats Waller 5:11 6. We Do? David Ake 4:15 7. Lone Pine David Ake 4:34 8. Mirrors Hans Halt 5:54 9. Brilliant Colors Thelonious Monk 3:55 10. Fun Nat Adderly 6:20 11. Fat Morning David Ake 6:33
Album Notes: Recorded in May 2003, Boats features trumpeter Larry Engstrom, pianist David Ake, bassist Hans Halt, drummer Andrew Heglund, and the Collective's newest member, saxophonist Peter Epstein.
Release Date: 2003
- Track List
Song Title Time 1. Dodge 7:12 2. Damiel and Cassiel 7:56 3. Dawn Patrol 6:25 4. Uneasy Chair 5:45 5. Flying Dragons 5:20 6. Django 4:25 7. Scrum 5:16 8. Boogie Stop Shuffle 3:55 9. Boats 6:26
The Collective, one of the most creative and distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwestern United States, features trumpeter Larry Engstrom, pianist David Ake, bassist Hans Halt, and drummer Andrew Heglund. 11 Songs.
- Audio CD
- Label: The Collective
- ASIN: B000OEB45W
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