Monday, September 8, 2008
Words Project II now available
I'm happy to announce that Words Project II is now available at New Amsterdam Records.
This is from their press release:
After receiving international acclaim and a spot on Time Out New York's Top Ten CD's of 2007 with his first CD, Sam Sadigursky has released his second CD of poetry and text settings, Words Project II, today on New Amsterdam Records. Featuring much of the same cast of singers and musicians as his first CD, his new effort is a substantial departure in character and mood from his previous work. From the darkly comic and strangely philisophical settings of Andrew Boyd's Daily Afflictions, an ambitious and politically-conscious spoken word setting of Dunya Mikhail's The War Works Hard, a touchingly serene setting of Langston Hughes' The Dream Keeper, and a sardonic setting of Caitlin Upton's infamous response in the 2006 Miss Teen U.S.A. pageant, this CD will certainly take listeners on a unique journey that defies convention.
Brad Walseth at Jazzchicago.net has already caught on:
"I had a sinking feeling that something was missing from my life, but couldn't put a finger on it until I put Sam Sadigursky's Words Project II on to listen and I remembered the power that words have to bring beauty and meaning into life. Of course this force can be amplified by combining it with great music, and Sadigursky, whose first Words Project was a revelation and one of the better releases of 2007, is back with another release that may even surpass the first one."
Richard Kamins at courant.com also had some very nice things to say about Words Project II:
"From the title, one realizes it's really about the "words" but much of this music could stand on its own ("The Sea..." starts out with a sweet bass line, creating a feeling not unlike a piece Gill Evans might have created for Miles Davis.) This music is not about technical facility or long solos or vocals that "stop the show"; instead the music gives added strength to the words, makes them stand out more because one is compelled to listen closely."
To purchase the album now or stream it for free, head over to the New Amsterdam site.