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Etienne Charles - Creole Orchestra

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Etienne Charles: Creole Orchestra – featuring René Marie

Defined by a riveting array of Caribbean rhythms, Etienne Charles’s first album featuring his big band arrangements is a personal triumph, but Creole Orchestra is also part of a much larger Story. Drawing on material from several different commissions and projects, the album encompasses the
key players from Charles’s band Creole Soul.

Special Guests - René Marie (vocals), Brandon Rose (vocals), DJ Logic (turntables)

Woodwinds - Michael Thomas (lead alto & soprano), Godwin Louis (lead alto & soprano), Brian Hogans (alto sax), John Ellis (tenor sax & bass clarinet)), Seth Ebersole (tenor sax & clarinet). Paul Nedzela (baritone sax & bass clarinet), Gina Izzo - flute (Douens, Holy City & Colorado River Song)

Trumpets - Etienne Charles, Jumaane Smith (lead), Walter Cano, Anthony Stanco, Giveton Gelin (Old School)

Trombones - Dion Tucker, Corey Wilcox, Michael Dease, Chris Glassman (bass tbn)

Rhythm Section - Sullivan Fortner (piano/fender rhodes), Alex Wintz (guitar), Ben Williams (bass ), Jonathan Michel (bass) , Obed Calvaire (drums), Etienne Charles (percussion), Jorge Glem (cuatro), Pascual Landeau (marac)


Creole Orchestra