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Randy Sandke And The Metatonal Band New CD The Mystic Trumpeter (Evening Star Records)

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June 7, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Press Contact: JIM EIGO, [email protected]



HEAR THE FIRST NEW JAZZ STYLE OF THE 21st CENTURY Announcing the release of THE MYSTIC TRUMPETER A new CD on the Evening Star label by RANDY SANDKE and the METATONAL BAND

Randy Sandke; trumpet and flugelhorn Scott Robinson; saxes and bass flute Wycliffe Gordon; trombone Ted Rosenthal; piano Greg Cohen; bass Dennis Mackrel; drums and percussion

Available through CD Baby and distributed by North Country Distributors

For more information visit: www.randysandke.com/ www.lpb.com/eveningstar



A Note for the Musicians in the House:

Surely I’m not the only one who feels that jazz has been in a harmonic rut for the past forty years. Personally I feel that we should all be fined every time we end a tune with a major 7(+11). Of course we can always write whatever we want and play “free” on it, or take it out over modal changes. But we’ve all been down these well-trodden paths countless times.

There’s more to music than that. In fact there’s a whole world of harmony that’s barely been integrated into the jazz vocabulary. For a fresh approach to chords that lie slightly to the left of tonality, and that can’t be represented by conventional chord symbols, I suggest you check out my book, Harmony for a New Millennium; an introduction to Metatonal Music, published by Hal Leonard Music (www.halleonard.com ). It will also give you a new concept of how to relate melodies to chords. Ethan Iverson, the pianist with the Bad Plus, called this book “subversive.” It’s also been endorsed by Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, and many others.

To hear these ideas in action listen to THE MYSTIC TRUMPETER. And remember, those that say everything has been done before are only admitting to the limits of their own imagination.

Randy Sandke

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