Ellen Lease/Pat MoriartyQuintet:

Chance, Love Logic

Innova 218

 

EllenLease: piano

PatMoriarty: alto saxophone

KellyRossum: trumpet

ChrisBates: bass

DavidStanoch: drums and percussion

 

 

1. A RoundWith Sphere……………….7’ 22”

    (Ellen Lease)

2. Phoebe……………………………..…12’26”

    (Pat Moriarty)

3. Phrenology……………….……………4’44”

    (Ellen Lease)

4. Chance,Love, Logic…..…………...…9’ 35”

    (Ellen Lease)

5. Orange……………………………….....5’34”

    (Pat Moriarty)

6. SuddenDeep Green of Summer……8’ 03”

    (Ellen Lease)

7. Liner………………………………….….8’02”

    (Pat Moriarty)

8. TheCloisters…………………………..3’ 35”

    (Pat Moriarty)

 

Allcompositions ----- Music, BMI

 

Coverart: “Trailer”, by Steve Richards

 

Thisproject is supported (in part) through subito, the quick advancement program ofthe American Composers Forum.

 

 

Thanksto David, Kelly, and Chris for their friendship, musicianship, and tirelessdedication to making this project a success.

 

Specialthanks to: Beau, Miles, Chloe, Phil Hey, Ruben Haugen, Steve Richards, RobertRumbolz, Homer Lambrecht, Dorit Samuels, Bernard Weiser, Jan Gilbert, DeanGranros, Sid Farrar, and Brenda Halvorson.

 

DavidStanoch plays Paiste Cymbals, Sounds, and Gongs

 

Recordedand mixed by Joe Johnson

Masteredby Greg Rierson, Rare Form Mastering

Recordedat Fur Seal Room, Mpls., MN on February 24-25, 2007

 

PC 2007by ---- Music – BMI

 

 

 

A RoundWith Sphere –a loving homage to Thelonious Sphere Monk.

 

Phoebe– for trombonist/composer Homer Lambrecht, a dear friend whose music hashad a huge impact on us.  

Phrenology– how could something so goofy have been influential?  Magical thinking has done more damageto the planet and its inhabitants than we can calculate.

 

Chance,Love, Logic -  painter RobertMotherwell posited that these are the immutable components of life.  I think he’s right.

 

Orange– for artist Steve Richards. Steve and I were talking about the way in which Mark Rothko’s contrastof colors and sense of balance “works” not long before I wrote this.

 

SuddenDeep Green of Summer - when winter lasts until summer begins.

 

Liner– this had to do with me wanting to balance phrases of contrastingshapes.  It also has something todo with the year 1988, when Kirby Puckett batted .356.

 

TheCloisters – a place of spiritual seclusion.  To my daughter Chloe Moriarty, seeker of such places.