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The 2012 Collection is the end result of a project conducted by the graduate students of the University of Miami's Studio/Jazz Writing program to compose for a combination of jazz and classical players. Every year, the ensemble consists of a different mix of instruments. For 2012, the group was comprised of a string quartet, woodwind quartet, and a hybrid rhythm section. Everyone approached the project differently, and collectively we really got a kick out of exploring the diverse sonic possibilities that exist when you break out of traditional jazz instrumentation.

As head of the renowned Studio/Jazz Writing program at the University of Miami, Prof. Gary Lindsay founded the UM Recording Ensemble as an opportunity for his composition students to explore instrumental combinations not typically heard in the jazz world. The ensemble convenes for one semester during each academic year. Students are responsible for composing for the group, as well as rehearsing, conducting, recording the group, and mixing and mastering their projects.



Recording Ensemble directed by Gary Lindsay

The Composers:

Jeremy Fox, Nii Akwei Adoteye, Jackie Eisner, Rafael de Lima, Casey Dickey, Randy Gist, Ryan Andrews and Gary Lindsay

The Players:

Steffen Zeichner - violin
Yun Jung - violin
Kathryn Severing - viola
Sarah Gongaware - cello
Allison Hubbell - flute
Kevin McKeown - clarinet
Derek Smith - woodwinds
Andrea Silvestrini - horn
Angelo Versace - piano
Lika Pailodze - piano
James Suter - bass
Brian Potts - percussion
Ryan Andrews - drums/percussion

Additional Musicians:

Chris Klaxton - trumpet
Mark Small - clarinet
Gary Lindsay - clarinet
Sherrine Mostin - vocals
Michael Barroso - percussion
Geoff Saunders - bass
Gary Thomas - bass


released May 7, 2012

All tracks recorded by Ryan Andrews, Randy Gist, Casey Dickey, Jackie Eisner, Nii Akwei Adoteye, Rafael de Lima, Jeremy Fox and Gary Lindsay.

each track produced by the composer



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