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Edward Ratliff unleashes a new set of cinematic small ensemble music inspired by Hong Kong movies, Johnny Hodges, an espresso-and-milk drink found in Barcelona, Henry Threadgill and more. Featuring Edward Ratliff (accordion, cornet, trumpet, trombone, celeste, programming), Michaël Attias (alto/baritone saxophone), Beth Schenck (alto/soprano saxophone), Doug Wieselman (e-flat clarinet), Nate Radley (guitar), Wes Matthews (piano, Hammond B3), Sean Conly (bass) and Take Toriyama (drums). All compositions by Edward Ratliff. Excerpts from all tracks follow.
Edward Ratliff with Rhapsodalia and friends
The soundtrack to the film “Barcelona in 48 Hours” features Edward Ratliff (brass, accordion, keyboards), Michaël Attias (saxophone), Sam Bardfeld (violin), Andy Biskin (bass clarinet), Charlie Giordano (accordion), John Hebert (bass), Chris Castagno (programming), Kevin Norton (drums), Seido Salifoski (dumbek), and Doug Wieselman (guitar). All compositions by Edward Ratliff. Excerpts from all tracks follow.
Edward Ratliff's Rhapsodalia
An urbane, groovy mix of avant-jazz and world musics, from Kung Fu movies to cha cha, featuring "The Wong Fei-Hong Theme" and a tribute to Hong Kong martial arts actor Hung Yan-Yan. With Michaël Attias (saxophones), Sam Bardfeld (violin), John Hebert (bass), Kevin Norton (drums and vibraphone) and Edward Ratliff (trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium, accordion). All compositions by Edward Ratliff (except “The Wong Fei-Hong Theme,” which is traditional Chinese). Excerpts from all tracks follow.
Out of Print
A quartet of cello (Fred Lonberg-Holm), saxophones (Michaël Attias), drums (Robert Cimino) and brass and accordion (Edward Ratliff), with compositions by all four members of the band. The following excerpts are from Edward Ratliff's compositions on the disc.