Sam Boshnack Quintet:
Nellie Bly Project (ARC-2772)
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Kansas City – The Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label, is pleased to announce the latest recorded release by Seattle-based composer and trumpeter, Samantha Boshnack.
“Fresh, smart, and bold describe Samantha Boshnack’s Nellie Bly Project. Inspired by the pioneer female American reporter from the late 1800s, Boshnack weaves significant quotes by the journalist into a shifting musical tapestry. Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochran) defined a true woman as “innocent, unaffected, and frank.” While Boshnack’s sound embodies more life experience than what could be described as innocent, listeners will hear an unaffected and frank approach to writing, improvising, and recording…. Boshnack’s music stretches and sings with refreshing strength.” – Steve Griggs, Earshot Jazz.
Sam Boshnack Quintet’s second album, Nelly Bly Project (ARC-2772) is an illustrative and evocative musical portrait of a hero that Boshnack has admired since a young age. Bly was a 19th-century daredevil feminist and journalist who worked within extreme confines to achieve great things for both the subjects she covered (including mental health and prison facilities), and for women in her field. The album moves between the narrative and abstract, creating an imaginative world that channels Bly’s groundbreaking spirit.
Pre-order Nellie Bly Project! You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released, on August 18, 2017
Samantha Boshnack trumpet & vocal
Beth Fleenor clarinet & bass clarinet
Alex Chadsey piano & keyboards
Isaac Castillo upright & electric bass
Max Wood drums
Valerie Holt and Anne Mathews vocals (tracks 1 & 3)
Anne Whitfield spoken vocals (tracks 2 & 4)
Recorded by Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA
Mixed by Evan Schiller at zulusound, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA
Album artwork by Steven Arntson
Album design by Anne Mathews
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Growing up in upstate New York, you might expect a young jazz talent to head for the Big Apple, the legendary “jazz center of the world,” but trumpeter Samantha Boshnack came to Seattle. She’ll tell you it was a great decision.
Sam is a dedicated composer as well as a player, and she told us about working with her large ensemble, the B’shnorchestra, that working with those she admires as players and people is what she loves about jazz.
Live in the KNKX studios, it was obvious that her band loves playing her music with her.
Complex, multi-faceted movements are her specialty, and after three extended tunes, our studio audience felt like we’d been on an epic journey. One word that kept coming up was “cinematic,” and one piece – “Seventy-Two Days” from her soon-to-be-released Nellie Bly Project album – sounded like a short film about the dynamic journalist, inventor and daredevil feminist from a century ago.
Alongside Beth Fleenor on clarinet, bass clarinet and vocals, this session was another reminder of the wealth of female jazz talent in the Northwest. These are world-class musicians who are sure to produce and inspire generations of talented young jazz women, in the Seattle area and beyond.
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