John Zorn :  Cerberus: The Book of Angels Volume 26
Cat. # 8338
Released Nov 2015
cd time - 56:37
US Price $16.00
This is the Big Band Masada project you’ve been waiting for. Led by composers Sam Eastmond and Nikki Franklin, The SPIKE Orchestra is a large ensemble that draws on a wide range of influences including Duke Ellington, Frank Zappa, Carl Stalling, Zorn and more. Melding jazz, rock, klezmer, cartoon and the avant-garde into a compelling and cohesive vision, this new Angels installment is one of the most imaginative and manic masterpieces in the whole series. An outrageous and explosive swinger that will thrill even the most hardened skeptic. Essential.
Paul Booth: Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Erica Clarke: Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet
Stewart Curtis: Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Sam Eastmond: Solo Trumpet
Nikki Franklin: Voice
Moss Freed: Guitar
Ben Greenslade-Stanton: Trombone
Mike Guy: Accordion
George Hogg: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Noel Langley: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Sam Leak: Piano, Keyboards
Chris Nickolls: Drums
Dave Powell: Tuba
Ashley Slater: Trombone
Karen Straw: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mike Wilkins: Alto Sax, Clarinet
Otto Willberg: Bass
Vasilis Xenopoulos: Alto Sax, Flute