First Vision

by Jonathan Saraga Quintet

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    Sheet music to all songs from "First Vision".
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about

"First Vision" has been featured as a selected album for All About Jazz's contest giveaway sweepstakes, and has had a track from it featured on All About Jazz's download of the day series.

All About Jazz has raved that the music on the album is "skillfully conceived", "exquisitely realized", "artfully orchestrated", and "breathes spontaneous creativity." They also hail it as a "stand-up-and-take-notice offering", and have even compared it to "Miles Davis' "Nefertiti", "John Zorn's "Masada", and also to the "Blue Note records of the early 1960s."

SELECTED QUOTES:

"...a skillfully conceived and exquisitely realized debut that brings to mind the edgy, envelope-pushing hard bop of many a Blue Note record in the early 1960s."
- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"...a rare blend of individuality and maturity."
-ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"The music, all Saraga-penned, has an uncommon freshness coming from a 24 year-old artist who is well on his way to forming his own compositional voice."
- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"First Vision isn't the stuff of amateurs on the brink of musical maturity, it's a stand-up-and-take-notice offering."
- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"First Vision shouldn't be measured as a debut; it deserves to be judged only on its bountiful merits, which include stellar trumpet work, intriguing tunes and strong group chemistry."
- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"At times, Saraga's music can exhibit a wandering, nomadic, Klezmer-influenced sound that further cements the (Dave) Douglas connection via that trumpeter's work with John Zorn's flagship Masada."
- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"An excellent debut recording as a leader for Jonathan Saraga. Highly creative playing and writing throughout the CD, all done within a strong and fresh ensemble concept."
- JON GORDON

"Jonathan has always impressed me and this recording helps lay a foundation for what I know will be a great career. Check it out!"
- SCOTT WENDHOLT

"Jon's new recording is a splendid collection of originals which features some fine young musicians."
- CHARLES BLENZIG

credits

released 19 May 2012
DISCOGRAPHY:

Recorded on January 8th, 2012 at the Cutting Room Studios in New York, NY. Released on September 1st 2012 at Smalls Jazz Club in New York. All Compositions by Jonathan Saraga. All artwork by Jonathan Saraga. Produced by Jonathan Saraga.

PERSONEL:

Jonathan Saraga - trumpet & flugelhorn
Colin Gordon - alto saxophone
Peter Park - guitar
Jeff Dingler - bass
Gusten Rudolph - drums

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Jonathan Saraga New York, New York

​At age 25, Jonathan has already been recognized as one of the best young jazz trumpet players in the United States, and the world. He received 1st Place in the 2007 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition, and competed as one of 5 world-wide finalists in the 2009 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. ... more

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