Boshnack, Sam - Exploding Syndrome

Leader Sam Boshnack is Samantha Boshnack who is also the leader, composer and trumpeter of the excellent B'Shnorkestra, whose debut album we carried (and actually, happily, sold pretty well to you folks too!) and who is working here in a smaller context, but still playing great, adventurous, nicely scored music. Definitely jazz but also definitely not *only* jazz (i.e. the jazz police do NOT approve!). But I do. And so will you.

A year ago I had never heard of her; now within a year she has released two of my favorite recent jazz releases. A real talent to watch. Highly recommended.

"Sam Boshnack unleashes her latest project, a beautifully quirky, high-energy Quintet. Formed in 2011 and nominated for 2012 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for NW Alternative Jazz Group, the Sam Boshnack Quintet features all-original compositions by Boshnack. Boshnack is quickly gaining acclaim as a composer, her “open voicings, jaunty tempos and buoyant timbral mixes have a friendly monster feel that achieve a bittersweet and elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur” (Downbeat). A classic jazz instrumentation, that does anything but standard music, the Quintet packs a power punch. Boshnack’s primary small ensemble as a leader, this band thrashes and bounds through tightly woven twists, tunnels and cliffs with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and weight of a rock band. Boshnack creates work with intricately woven soundscapes harboring deep grooves and punctuated, explosive improvisations in her personal blend of jazz, rock, contemporary chamber, world, and experimental music. She works to eliminate boundaries and create a sound that reflects the dynamic complexities of individual experience...that’s also a really good time."

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  • UPC888295035729
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