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Big Heart Machine

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Josh Linnen
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Josh Linnen Incredibly exciting and inventive big band! Full of fascinating, lush arrangements, strange rhythmic progressions, and a huge sound, that still retains some roomy coziness.

A must-listen for modern jazz fans!
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badgerworld In the last decade I've been getting more and more into jazz, and I'm glad I have, as I came across Don't Analyze mentioned on an Adam Neely video about irrational time signatures, and decided to get this album.

I love the huge soundscape harmonies (and dissonances) here, as well as that brilliantly razor-sharp rhythmic detail that is present all over this record - I've only heard it once so far but it's probably going to be one of my favourite ones this year.
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brianpfc Really interesting modern big band compositions and great playing!
Nicky Byloo
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Nicky Byloo A masterpiece. It has almost everything amazing in it and it is impossible to not love this musical journey.
Adam of Anagrams
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Adam of Anagrams Thanks other Adam for making a vid on these guys!
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no_0f Love the playfulness of your music (and your inspiring videos on Youtube). Keep it up!
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released August 24, 2018

Produced by Darcy James Argue
Recorded at by Mike Marciano at Systems Two, Brooklyn on August 15 & 16, 2017
Mixed by Brian Montgomery
Mastered by Sangwook “Sunny” Nam at Jacob’s Well Mastering

All compositions by Brian Krock, BMI

Miho Hazama- conducter
Charlotte Greve- soprano & alto saxophones, clarinet, flute, sopranino recorder
Brian Krock- alto saxophone, clarinet, piccolo, flute, alto flute, soprano recorder
Timo Vollbrecht- tenor & soprano saxophones, clarinet, soprano recorder
Paul Jones- tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, alto recorder
Jay Ratmann- baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, tenor recorder
John Lake- trumpet & flugelhorn
Nolan Tsang- trumpet & flugelhorn
Cody Rowlands- trumpet & flugelhorn
Kenny Warren- trumpet & flugelhorn
Nick Grinder- trombone
Chris Misch-Bloxdorf- trombone
Isaac Kaplan- trombone
Jennifer Wharton- bass trombone
Yuhan Su- vibraphone
ArcoIris Sandoval- piano & synthesizer
Olli Hirvonen- electric guitar
Marty Kenney- electric and upright bass
Josh Bailey- drums and percussion
With invaluable assistance from Peter Lenz, Adam Neely, and Molly McAdoo


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Big Heart Machine is 18 Brooklyn-based musicians dedicated to performing Brian Krock’s idiosyncratic, unclassifiable compositions. Their eponymous debut album- produced by multi-Grammy nominated composer and bandleader Darcy James Argue- features a vast range of music that explores the intersection of jazz improvisation, contemporary composition, and heavy metal aesthetics. ... more

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