Christina Rusnak
Release Date: November 11, 2014

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Ben Burget, saxophone; Alex Budman, saxophone; Brian Clancy, saxophone; Dan Kaneyuki, saxophone; Ken Fisher, saxophone; Anthony Bonsera, trumpet; James Blackwell, trumpet; Erick Jovel, trumpet; Brian Swartz, trumpet; Paul Young, trombone; Nick DePinna, trombone; Erm Navarro, trombone; Steve Hughes, trombone; Matt Hornbeck, guitar; Max Haymer, piano; Cooper Appelt, bass; Jake Reed, drums

On her debut Big Round Records release, CHAT CHILL HIGHLINE, composer Christina Rusnak presents works arranged for big band and large jazz ensemble, illustrating manners in which we interact with others and our environments such as conversing, observing, and absorbing. Composed during the rising popularity of internet chatrooms, Chat reflects on the energy and the sounds of movement, the multitude of voices, and the interweaving of conversations created in virtual and real social gatherings. Chill captures the cool ambience of a jazz lounge with an air of relaxation, mixed with lively sections of swinging rhythms and solos, while HighLine emphasizes the expansiveness which outdoor spaces can provide for reflection, contemplation, and wandering. In the hands of a controlled yet nimble large jazz ensemble, Rusnak's works form their own atmospheres by threading intricate dialogues and phrases among the instruments.

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