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Maria Schneider Orchestra

The Thompson Fields


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Welcome to Maria Schneider's brand new recording project "The Thompson Fields"!


Interview with WBGO's Gary Walker
Interview with WUCF: Orlando FL - Kayonne Riley
Interview with WUOT: Knoxville - Todd Steed
Here and Now Segment
Interview with SDPB's Karl Gehrke
NPR: Fresh Air Segment
1 Walking by Flashlight
2 The Monarch and the Milkweed
3 Arbiters of Evolution
4 The Thompson Fields
5 Home
6 Nimbus
7 A Potter's Song
8 Lembranca
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With The Thompson Fields, composer, arranger and bandleader Maria Schneider celebrates a long-awaited reunion with her vaunted jazz orchestra, a homecoming nearly a decade in the making.  Featuring eight new original works by the leader, The Thompson Fields makes brilliant use of Schneider's 18-piece jazz orchestra, a long-standing ensemble that spotlights such first rank players as Donny McCaslin, Rich Perry, Frank Kimbrough and Lage Lund.  The performances reveal an ever-deepening relationship between Schneider and her musicians, many of whom she has worked with over a quarter of a century.  The album follows a momentous year that found Schneider's recent album Winter Morning Walks garnering three wins in the classical category of the 2014 GRAMMY Awards, making her one of the rare musicians to win GRAMMYs in both the jazz and classical categories. The CD is powered by ArtistShare andavailable exclusively at

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