It Is Written

It Is Written

by Peter ApfelbaumPeter Apfelbaum

CD(Swedish Import)

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Saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum gathered together a new version of his Hieroglyphics for this record date, inspired by rediscovering fragments of music left over from the 1970s. Influenced strongly not only by avant-garde jazz but world music, the Hieroglyphics are, at times, reminiscent of Abdullah Ibrahim's groups, open to the rhythms, harmonies, and melodies of American, Latin, European, African, and Asian music. While the band has a strong group sound, Apfelbaum's nine originals cover a wide variety of music including the vocal-dominated "Titiwa" (featuring Abdoulaye Diabate), a number showcasing the leader on harmonium, some ensemble-oriented pieces, and others with short and fiery solos. Although not for the jazz purist, there is plenty of spirit to these performances, serving as an opportunity for Peter Apfelbaum to look both backwards and forward simultaneously.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2008
Label: Imports
UPC: 0614427945723
catalogNumber: 791671

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Apfelbaum   Primary Artist,Organ,Clarinet,Flute,Percussion,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Melodica,Bells,Woodwind,cowbell,Soloist,Bata Drums,Qarqaba
Craig Handy   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Peck Allmond   Flute,Trumpet,Cornet,Piccolo,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Trey Anastasio   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Cyro Baptista   Percussion,Bells,Caxixi,Pandeiro
Will Bernard   Guitar
Charlie Burnham   Violin,Vocals
Jeff Cressman   Trombone
Josh Jones   Percussion,Conga,Bata Drums,Qarqaba
John Shifflett   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Norbert Stachel   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Vocals,Woodwind
Jai Uttal   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonium,Vocals,Harmonia
Josh Roseman   Trombone,Soloist
Abdoulaye Diabate   Vocals
Deszon X. Claiborne   Drums
Dafnis Prieto   Percussion,Drums,Whistle (Instrument),Caxixi
Aaron Johnston   Drums
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet,Slide Trumpet
Jon Roseman   Trombone
Natalie Cressman   Trombone
Patrice Blanchard   Bass
Juliana Cressman   Violin
David Phelps   Guitar
Viva DeConcini   Guitar
Jessica Jones   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Tony Jones   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist

Technical Credits

Peter Apfelbaum   Composer,Liner Notes
Will Bernard   Producer
Jeff Cressman   Producer,Engineer
Hans Wendl   Producer
Peter J. Carini   Engineer
Martin Noël   Cover Art
Buddy Kirschner   Executive Producer

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