By Robert Nicosia

CD Review: “Introductions” by Resonance

Resonance is a Jazz octet that consists of eight of the most wonderfully talented musicians you will find in any Jazz group performing today.

On their new CD “Introductions” this contemporary ensemble uses an unusual fusion of instruments that produces a new and fresh sound. At times, the sounds produced seem to be a blend of Classical and Modern Jazz.

Each of the performers on this new CD (released on August 6, 2013) has remarkably strong resumes and performing credentials. As a result the sounds produced are wonderful to hear.

Stephen McQuarry, the leader of the group and its piano player, did a superb job producing this CD.  Stephen also was responsible for the great fresh arrangements and Orchestration.  The members of the group were gathered from all parts of the country: Nancy Blen on Cello, Ted Burik on Bass, Greg German on Drums, Georgianna Krieger on Sax, Michelle Mastin on Viola, Michele Walther on Violin and Laura Austin W iley on Piccolo, C-Flute, Alto Flute and Vocal.

This CD is available at most music sources, and you can sample the sounds by going to The Resonance Site: www.resonancejazz.com

Album Cuts:

1. Eleanor Rigby

2. Gemini

3. In A Sentimental Mood

4. Opus

5. Gaviota

6. Prelude/ So W hat

7. Jupiter

8. The Journey Of Each Other

9. Moon and Sand

10. See You Next Wednesday

11. Song To John Pt 1

12. Song To John Pt 2

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