world music, jazz, popular music

Maria Schneider Orchestra - Data Lords

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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Maria Schneider is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, figures in 21st century orchestral jazz. She has seven Grammy Awards to her name, two of which she won in March 2021 for her latest album. She will by showcasing the music from this recording in Budapest in February 2022. Among the 18-member formation led by a conductor who plays as an instrument are big-hitters in their own right, such as the guitarist Ben Monder and the saxophonist Donny McCaslin, who worked alongside Schneider on David Bowie's final songs.

Maria Schneider, one of the outstanding talents in orchestral jazz, was a student and colleague of Miles Davis's arranger Gil Evans in the 1980s, and she also learned from another great arranger Bob Brookmeyer. She was already able to make her teachers proud with her first records released in the mid-90s, which marked her out as a pioneer of progressive big band and avant-garde orchestral jazz. By the time Concert in the Garden came out with its broad spectrum of sounds including Latin music in 2004, she had collected a host of Grammy and other awards. In addition to Schneider's eight albums and two concert releases, she worked extensively as a composer and arranger. This notably included being David Bowie's final co-author on the 2014 song Sue (Or in a Season of Crime), which earned her a further Grammy Award. Celebrated as jazz record of the year in 2020, the first half of the Data Lords double album is a complex exploration of the darkness of our data-hungry digital world, while Schneider, who is an avid birdwatcher and nature lover, directs our attention towards the inner world and quietening of the mind in the second. This is the first chance we will get to see one of the greats of modern jazz as she tours her hit record with a fabulous band.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

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  • Maria Schneider
  • saxophones
    Steve Wilson
    Dave Pietro
    Rich Perry
    Donny McCaslin
    Scott Robinson
  • trumpets
    Greg Gisbert
    Liesl Whitaker
    Nadje Noordhuis
    Mike Rodriguez
  • trombones
    Keith O'Quinn
    Ryan Keberle
    Marshall Gilkes
    George Flynn
  • guitar
    Ben Monder
  • accordion
    Philippe Thuriot
  • piano
    Gary Versace
  • double bass
    Jay Anderson
  • drums
    Johnathan Blake



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