Blue Colored Vinyl
Blue Cranes are a key player in the Portland, Oregon creative music/DIY scene and are a microcosm of what "post-jazz" has become at the regional level as a result of bands like The Bad Plus, The Claudia Quintet, Happy Apple, Dave Douglas and others.
Swim, produced by The Decemberists' bassist Nate Query, highlights the band's song-centered esthetic.
This is the band's fourth full length release, and first to come out on vinyl. The vinyl pressing includes a digital download card and is on blue vinyl.
This record will receive full service to all jazz, college and freeform radio stations and key regional and national press in the US by Cuneiform, Groov Marketing & Fully Altered Media. The individual members of the band bring a unique array of experiences to the group, including work with The Decemberists, Laura Veirs, AU, Rebecca Gates, Laura Gibson, Ethan Rose, Black Prairie, and Spoon.
Guest performances by violist Eyvind kang (Bill Frisell, Laura Veirs) and members of tUnE-yArDs, Los Lobos, the Devil Makes three, Portland Cello Project, Radiation City, and Au. Blue Cranes have toured regularly up and down the West Coast since 2007 and in 2011 they embarked on acrowd-sourced 30-day national tour by Amtrak train. More touring will commence with the release of this long awaited album!
Blue Cranes are: reed Wallsmith (alto saxophone),
Joe Cunningham (tenor saxophone), rebecca
Sanborn(keyboards), keith Brush (bass), and Ji Tanzer (drums) and this the band's fourth full length release.
1. Beautiful Winners
2. Everything Is Going To Be Okay
3. Cass Corridor
5. Great Dane Small Horse
7. For Chris
8. Painted Birds