Coast Jazz Orchestra Album Release Party
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Coast Jazz Orchestra

Album Release Party

September 23, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Ensemble season. This is an archived view.

Join members of the Coast and its director Taylor Ho Bynum to watch and live-chat about their journey recording an album.

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Watch this celebratory sneak peek of the creation of the Coast's commemorative album Lookin' Forward. . . (2017-2020). Join us in the chat with the four students who helped produce the album: Sophia Kinne '20, Gray Christie '20, Dillon Ford '20 and Nick Samel '20 as they share some of their favorite tracks and behind the scenes commentary.

The selections demonstrate the joyful engagement and stylist eclecticism the Coast is known for, from jazz classics associated with Duke Ellington and Count Basie, music by living legends like Carla Bley, and cutting edge work from contemporary artists like Kris Davis and Mary Halvorson.

Listen to the album on Bandcamp >

Buy the Album

Lookin' Forward... LP Album
Limited-edition, commemorative double vinyl release — with original art, photos, liner notes and gatefold packaging.

Cost: $25 includes domestic shipping / $35 includes international shipping
Please note: product will ship after October 1



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Album Credits

Recording dates: track 1 - May 13, 2017; track 2 - November 3, 2017; tracks 3-4 - February 24, 2018; tracks 5-6 - February 8, 2019; track 7 - November 2, 2018; track 8 - May 11, 2019; tracks 9-10, 13 - October 19, 2019; tracks 11-12 - February 22, 2020

All tracks recorded in Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Front of house sound and recording engineers: David Haggerty (tracks 1-7), Jean-Louis Thauvin (tracks 8-13)
Mixed and mastered for vinyl by Greg DiCrosta, Firehouse 12 Studios

Producers: Taylor Ho Bynum, Gray Christie, Dillon Ford, Sophia Kinne, and Nick Samel
Executive Producers: Greg Christie and Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College

Liner notes: Gray Christie, Dillon Ford, Sophia Kinne, and Nick Samel
Cover art: Dillon Ford
Back cover and inside cover photos: Robert C. Strong II
Collage photos by Ben DeFlorio, Robert C. Strong II, and members of the Coast, and drawing by Steven Bernstein
Graphic design and layout: Ashlee Robinson

Special thanks to Greg Christie for the extraordinary support; Rachel Bernsen for the initial idea of doing an album; Keely Ayres, Todd Campbell and Mark Hanneman for the production expertise at all the concerts (and Mark for grabbing those hard drives!); the Hop Ensemble Directors crew - Filippo Ciabatti, Walter Cunningham, John Heginbotham, Brian Messier, and Karina Sainz; Stephen Langley for his years of service to the Coast and all the Hop ensembles; and Mary Lou Aleskie and Joshua Price Kol for their leadership and guidance.

Funded in part by a gift to the Don Glasgo Fund in memory of Alan Gottesman '13 and by Friends of the Coast Jazz Orchestra.

Photo: Ben DeFlorio

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