Either/Orchestra - Radium CD

In 1987-88, the band advanced its sound with Roscoe Mitchell's "Odwallah" (thumbs-up from the composer), "Willow Weep for Me" in a epic classical-big-band-free jazz-blues guitar raveup arrangment, Mingus' "Moanin,'" more Gershon originals, and Freundlich's infamous medley of "Nutty" and "Ode to Billy Joe." Part live, part studio, this disc crackles with warmth and energy.

"...shimmeringly beautiful...brilliant...sexy, this is jazz which roars with excitement, snarls with anger and glows like the radium dial on your alarm clock...one helluva disc." - Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence Magazine

Boston Music Award, 1988: Best Jazz Album on an Indie Label

Tom Halter, John Carlson, tp, flh;
Russell Jewell, Curtis Hasselbring, tb;
Robb Rawlings, as;
Russ Gershon, ts, ss;
Charlie Kohlhase, bar.s;
Kenny Freundlich, pn, DX7;
John Dirac, g;
Mike Rivard, bs;
Jerome Deupree, dms.

1.Born in a Suitcase
2.Hard to Know
3.Moanin'- Intro
6.Nutty/Ode to Billie Joe
8.Willow Weep for Me