Kurt Marti Suite

Kurt Marti Suite

by Chris Walden


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Chris Walden's Kurt Marti Suite utilizes the sacred poems of Kurt Marti, a priest whose religious poetry was highly rated. Walden utilizes his big band and the 67 voices of the St. John's Choir for the 12-part suite. While there are occasional solos, including from tenor saxophonist Brandon Fields, altoist Jeff Driskill, and trombonist Bob McChesney, the music mostly features ensembles and the voices. The CD concludes with a Michael Brecker piece, "Slings and Arrows," that Walden had meant to record for years and is included in tribute to the late saxophonist. Due to the brevity of the program and the esoteric nature of the suite (which is more highly recommended to fans of choirs than to big-band collectors), this CD (clearly close to Chris Walden's heart) is mostly for specialized tastes.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/2007
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558248221
catalogNumber: 82482

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Walden   Primary Artist,Conductor
Jeff Driskill   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Brandon Fields   Tenor Saxophone
Mitch Holder   Guitar
Ron King   Flugelhorn
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Dick Weller   Drums
Chris Walden Big Band   Band
Claus Bantzer   Choir Director
Mitchell Holder   Guitar
St. John's Cathedral Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Michael Brecker   Composer
John Bishop   Cover Design
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Chris Walden   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Ray Costa   Management
Kurt Marti   Text
Neal Sapper   Promotions Director
Matthew Harris   translation
Friedericke Holldorf-Herzberg   Vocal Coach

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