“One For You” gives listeners one more example of Chris Torkewitz’s original and colorful writing for the full Jazz Orchestra. Jay Rattman, this time on alto, is quite inventive during his short spots but the performance primarily displays the attractive colors of the ensemble.
“One for You” is track 8 on Chris Torkewitz’s new album “NY Ensembles”.
composer | saxophonist | flutist | pianist
Described as “masterful, technical perfection” (Vittorio Lo Conte, Musiczoom), Chris Torkewitz has been recognized as being in the “super-skilled” class of musicians and hailed for his “commanding fluency” (Fritz Balwit, Audiophile Audition).
Torkewitz has performed at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center, and for the German embassies in Toronto, DC, and New York. He has had the extraordinary honor of performing for Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela, as well as of sharing stages with jazz legends like Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, and Dave Liebman.
Chris’ influences range from Bird to Berg, to Afro-Cuban percussion and dance masters, and the painters Manet and Dix. All of which help Torkewitz create musical energy waves of tension and release that draw audiences into contrasting worlds.
CREDITS / MUSICIANS:
“One for You”:
Jay Rattman (alto sax solo) / Austin Walker (dr) / Benjamin Bryden (ts) / Bradley Madsen (tb) / Dan Blankinship (tp) / David Ashton (as, fl) / David Smith (tp) / Florian Hoefner (p) / Isaac Kaplan (tb) / Jim Saltzman (ts) / John Raymond tp) / Markus Schieferdecker (bs, solo) / Mat Schumer (bari sax) / Max Seigel (bass-tb) / Olli Hirvonen (gt) / Sam Hoyt (lead tp) / Tim Vaughn (lead-tb)
Mixed and mastered by Mike Marciano at Systems Two, Long Island, NY
Live Recording Engineer — Dustin Cicero