Talking in Circles is an EP of original large ensemble jazz music by composer Devin Reilly. Featuring compositions written from 2015 to 2018, the album draws on influences from traditional and modern big band to chamber and electronic music, to rock and metal. The EP was recorded primarily in Seattle and was co-produced by Alek Edmonds (Zap Mama, Marcus Miller). It features album art designed by Jeremy Dean (John Mayer, Dead & Company, The Rolling Stones).
The music featured on Talking in Circles was written for a ten-piece big band consisting of a three-piece wind section, a three-piece brass section, and a standard four-piece rhythm section. The wind section consists of alto sax, tenor sax, and a bass and B-flat clarinet; the brass of trumpet and two trombones; and the rhythm of guitar, keyboards, electric and upright bass, and drums.
By combining elements of traditional instrumentation and orchestration with modern production techniques, Talking in Circles presents the large ensemble as a contemporary and vital musical format, and explores what it means to make a big band record in 2019.
released July 19, 2019
TALKING IN CIRCLES was made by:
Jacob Krieger — Alto Saxophone
Jacob Neenan — Tenor Saxophone
Jim DeJoie — Flute, Clarinet, & Bass Clarinet
Andrew Forbes — Trumpet
Nathan Vetter — Trombone
Henry Sparks — Trombone
Max Walker — Electric Guitar
Daniel Salka — Acoustic Piano & Keyboards
Moe Weisner — Contrabass & Electric Bass
Remy Morritt — Drums
Devin Reilly — Composer, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Produced by Devin Reilly and Alek Edmonds
Engineered by Alek Edmonds, Jason Shavey, and Devin Reilly
Mixed and Mastered by Alek Edmonds
Tracks 1, 2, & 4 composed by Devin Reilly.
“Undone" composed by Devin Reilly and Rafael Fogel.
Synergy Productions, Seattle, WA
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