When the band Q’d Up—resident faculty jazz group at BYU—debuted, they were received warmly by jazz radio nationwide. On their sophomore outing, SQ’d Horizons, all agree the band is playing with even more confidence and originality. As former Down Beat editor Dan Morgenstern exclaims, "Great jazz in Utah? You bet!"
Special excerpt from CD booklet:
[The song] "Eulogy" is Jay Lawrence's sombre and moving tribute to the heroes of the September 11th flight that crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside, preventing the terrorists from reaching their intended target. Like so many of us, Jay was particularly moved by the reports of the patriots on board gathering their courage with "Let's Roll!" There's a solemn, Milt Jackson-like feel to the composer's playing here.
Featuring Ray Smith on winds, Steve Lindeman on keyboards, Lars Yorgason on bass, and two drummer/percussionists, Ron Brough and Jay Lawrence.
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1. One Note Samba (6:35)
Newton Mendonca and Antonio Carlos Jobim
2. Hohenzollern (5:32)
3. I Love You (5:27)
4. Q’d Up (4:47)
5. Surrey with the Fringe on Top (4:49)
Oscar Hammerstein II and R. Rodgers
6. Nature Boy (8:03)
7. Waltz for Linda (7:51)
8. Felicidade (6:53)
Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Morales
9. First Samuel (7:10)
10. Eulogy (8:24)
11. SK, no J (6:45)
Produced by Ron Simpson and Q'd Up
Recorded and mixed by Michael Chadbourne, summer 2001 at the LDS Motion Picture Studio, Provo, Utah
Mastered by Bernie Grundman using HDCD technology
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