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GLENN CASHMAN'S SOUTHLAND NONET
Associate Professor of Music - Colgate University, Hamilton NY
Founding Artistic Director - Muckenthaler Jazz Festival, Fullerton CA
Music Without Borders
AS HEARD ON NPR's MORNING EDITION!
Please check out all the video/audio clips BELOW and in audio player at Homepage Top, selecting the highest audio quality setting in YouTube!
FEB 2014 WALRUS MUSIC published 4 of my Southland Nonet charts from CD: "I'VE GOT YOUR RHYTHM," "VIDA FELIZ," "FALL COLOR," and "WHAT DOLPHINS SAY."
12/11/13 GLENN CASHMAN'S SOUTHLAND NONET: "Music Without Borders" is listed on the JazzTimes web site as a top 50 jazz release of 2013 by JT writer Scott Albin. Thanks Scott!
* Eight weeks on the Top Fifty JazzWeek national airplay chart
* Reached #6 on the Canadian EARSHOT national Jazz Chart
* Five weeks on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart
ALL SELECTIONS ARRANGED BY GLENN
Seven compositions by Glenn and three by Eric Futterer!
CD Dedicated to West Coast Jazz Pioneer
and former bassist/leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars
This could be Miles' Birth of the Cool Band or the Mulligan Tentette 60 years on. Cashman is much more than a swinging tenor player - his arrangements and compositions are tops…
- by Lance Liddle, BEBOP SPOKEN HERE
Cashman's Southland Nonet is a world-class ensemble producing the kind of music that no borders will hold. Melodic, catchy, hot and scintillating, Music Without Borders is bound to resonate around on the globe.
- by Edward Blanco, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
This straight ahead jazz set sounds familiar but it’s all original and not an ounce derivative. Just solid, killer blowing inspired in more ways than one by the bad boys who powered Kenton’s wind and brass. More fun to listen to than talk about, this is killer stuff throughout that restores a lot of the luster to straight ahead that the jazz police are always more than happy to try and tarnish. A winner.
- by Chris Spector, MIDWEST RECORD
Glenn Cashman’s Southland Nonet is special! The playing, composing and arranging abilities are of the highest order. “Music Without Borders” is a great album with universal appeal.
- by Peter Kuller, RADIO ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA
This new recording under the leadership of tenor saxophonist Glenn Cashman is an absolute gem: superb swinging straight-ahead jazz by nine masters of their instruments and masters of dynamic ensemble playing.
- by John Watson, JAZZ CAMERA (UK)
Saxophonist and composer Glenn Cashman leads a collective of top flight musicians in his Southland Nonet to produce a tremendous listening experience. Music Without Borders is powered by Cashman wrote most of the music and arranged the lush horn arrangements that comprise this recording. The sound is big and bold and less rigid that we often hear with bigger ensembles.
- by THEJAZZPAGE.COM
It's quite remarkable how a nine-piece group can sound twice that size, but these guys pull it off with players like Carl Saunders and Ron Stout, trumpet and flugelhorn; Andy Martin. trombone; Bruce Babad, alto: and Cashman on tenor. He composed seven of ten original compositions here, most of which are hard-swinging, zesty and energetic.
- by George Fendel, JAZZ SCENE OF OREGON
The music came on, a beboppy seraphic smile crossed my irritable mug, and I settled into the groove, forgetting all but what was pouring into my ears… Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet is (a) solid mid-sized ensemble with a big band sound and energy enough for a full orchestra… In various opuses, the horn section gets Gil Evans swirly and then individuals step out to extemporize as the rest of the band either churns away behind them or steps back and counterpoints… Not a single solo within the complex charts is less than inspiring and thought-provoking…not to mention swingin' and exhilarating.
- by M.S. Tuner, FAME
Saxophonist Glenn Cashman leads a brassy nonet that he considers to be an overgrown small group. We prefer to call it an efficient big band. They swing with a lot of power and have no congestion.
- by D. Oscar Groomes, O'S PLACE JAZZ MAGAZINE
A sharp and often scintillating album… gives the band a chance to show its colors to great effect.
- by Pierre Giroux, AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
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Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band resemble not so much the historic ensembles listed above, but rather a group in which the composer made a point of writing for his individual soloists and giving them space to play; a band such as, say, Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Is there a higher compliment than that comparison?...
- JazzTimes (William Ruhlmann)
The recording, Cashman writes, is “the realization of a longtime dream.” It’s a safe bet that even he never dreamed it would turn out this well. Thanks to Cashman’s persistence and expertise, the “Southland” has risen again. Long may it endure and prosper.
- allaboutjazz (Jack Bowers)
Glenn Cashman writes with a lot of imagination and has put together a very fine group to express his ideas... his compositions are often intricate and paint vivid musical portraits.
- Cadence Magazine (Jerome Wilson)
The arrangements are all very interesting to listen to and the standard of solo playing is consistently very high. Often the band sounds even larger than a 14-piece, due to Glenn’s skill as an arranger... I recommend this album to all fans of big band jazz without any reservations, it is first-class.
- MusicWeb International [UK] (Don Mather)
It’s the sort of music you expect to hear when a hero strides into a casino bent on winning millions.
- WAMH Amherst College Radio, student reviewer
Glenn is Artistic Director of the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival. GC & his pal, Producer Eric Futterer have been presenting the six-event summer festival in the Muck's beautiful outdoor amphitheater Fullerton, CA for 8 years! Howard Rumsey has been our Honorary Chairperson.
GLENN'S SOLO on JIVE SAMBA, Aug 2013 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art w/Cannonball-Coltrane Project (Also in Music Player at Homepage Top)
YouTube Videos of GC & the Southland Nonet live at the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival 2011:
FALL COLOR http://youtu.be/GfX6u-BF7Oo
COOKIN' w/SHORTY & COOP http://youtu.be/w0ZzWd_2tSk
CADENZAS FOR CADENAS http://youtu.be/jYOyvvhD1mA
BAILEY STREET http://youtu.be/ytg81WQKYmU
* I also play piano/keyboard -:) Nov. 2013
Glenn's composition NO MERCY, inspired by Joe Zawinul's
"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
DIRECTING UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES:
TSU Jazz Ensemble 1, Studio Recording: All Jazz or Mued majors
CSUF Jazz Ensemble 1, Live Concert: All Perf or Mued majors
Colgate Concert Jazz Ensemble, Live Concert: All non-music majors
ESTATE tenor saxophone solo live, Oct. 26 2013
TALKING SAXOPHONE SHOP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY AFTER PERFORMING WITH RICK MONTALBANO PRIOR TO THE PREZ'S APPEARANCE IN FRONT OF A 5000 + AUDIENCE 10/29/10.