Ghetto by The Spike Orchestra [Album]

Wilkins, Mike, Werner, Claude, Blake, Nick, Gillies, Jon, Clarke, Erica, Straw, Karen, Gardner, Paul, Caulfield, Chris, Rodwell, Joe, Roberts, Andrew, Greenslade-Stanton, Ben, Stokes, Jon, Dunnett, Tom, Lester, Andy, Lawrence, James, Freed, Moss, Guy, Mike, Leak, Samuel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2291-8803, Heighway, Mat, Cater, Pete, Eastmond, Sam, Franklin, Nikki and Oates, Dan (2015) Ghetto by The Spike Orchestra [Album]. [Audio]

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Abstract

Inspired by the Warsaw Ghetto this suite by Sam Eastmond and Nikki Franklin features three different-sized ensembles and melds jazz, klezmer, avant-garde and free improvisation.

The Spike Orchestra's critically acclaimed debut album Ghetto
A 10 movement suite inspired by the 1943 Warsaw Uprising

Featuring The Spike Orchestra, The Spiketet and Sam Eastmond & Nikki Franklin's Duo

Album recorded mixed and mastered By BGS at Kungar Sound Studios August 2014
Assistant Engineer X.Iles

Produced By Sam Eastmond, Nikki Franklin and BGS
Album recorded 2014, released February 15, 2015

Item Type: Audio
Additional Information: Reviews:
"Spike Orchestra is bringing Jewish music into some amazing and beautiful territory. With great writing and inspired playing, they have one foot in the past, one in the present, and another solidly in the future (yes, that's three feet). Highly recommended!"
Jon Madof
(Zion80, Rashanim)

'There are plenty of specifics to admire here: the attention paid to the programming of the album; some standout solo contributions, not so much 'balanced with' as 'integrated within' the compositional elements; the imaginative use of bass clarinet and accordion to augment subtly the traditional big band palette; and much else besides.

Speaking more broadly, in drawing on many and varied jazz and klezmer influences as it does, the music of course has clear stylistic precedents. But ultimately, it sounds like nothing quite so much as itself, which is probably absolutely the most which can ever be asked of creative music.
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 28630
Notes on copyright: CD of The SPiKE Orchestra's Ghetto Album
All Music composed Eastmond/Franklin
Recorded 2014 at Kungar Sound Studio by Ben Greenslade-Stanton
Comes in CD Digipak with art by Phil Chaundy
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Depositing User: Sam Leak
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 09:22
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28630

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