House of Relics

by Kelly Bucheger

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"the best local CD of the year" — Buffalo Spree Magazine

“Bucheger’s compositions continuously astound in their inventiveness ... the interplay among the musicians is nigh-on-sublime. This is present-day jazz of the highest order.” — Buffalo News

This music is a response to the jazz genre “hard bop.” It’s my attempt to bring some of the features of that music — direct melodies, rhythmic & melodic hooks, and clear song forms, all informed by the blues — into my writing. I’m not trying to compose hard bop tunes. Instead, I’m trying to explore “hard bop values” in my compositions, and seeing what happens....

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released May 29, 2012

Kelly Bucheger, alto & tenor saxophones
Tim Clarke, trumpet & flügelhorn
Michael McNeill, piano
Danny Ziemann, bass
Russ Algera, drums
& Special Guest Bruce Johnstone, baritone saxophone (on Deep Ellum, A Simple Wish, & The Other Side)

Recorded by Rich Wattie at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, July 10, 2011 (Siena Green & Soho Down) and October 9, 2011. Mixed by Lou Chitty at Eastman.
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Masterdisk, New York City.
Produced by Kelly Bucheger.
© 2012 Kelly Bucheger, harderbop.com
All music composed & arranged by Kelly Bucheger (BMI), except Green Eyes: composed by Bucheger and arranged by McNeill, Ziemann, & Algera.
Bruce Johnstone plays Drake mouthpieces:
www.drakemouthpieces.com.
Play this music! Score & parts are available (for peanuts!) at www.harderbop.com.

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Kelly Bucheger Buffalo, New York

Bridging genres from hard bop to free, Kelly Bucheger has performed in the U.S. and Europe with luminaries across the jazz spectrum, from James Carter & John Zorn to Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew, & Louie Bellson. He's received honors from the Julius Hemphill Composition Awards (Jazz Composers Alliance in Boston), & the West Bank School of Music Jazz Composer Awards in Minneapolis. ... more

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