Concierto de Scheherazade

by Blood Sweat Drum + Bass

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Concierto de Scheherazade is inspired by the
legend of Scheherazade, who survives by her
magnificent storytelling. During the course of
one thousand and one nights she tells stories
so beautiful, and so exiting, with cliff-hangers
as endings, that the Sultan has to hear the continuation,
and let her live for one more night,
and then one more, and a thousand more, until
king Shahriyar ends up falling in love with the
amazing storyteller.

credits

released June 20, 2018

All compositions by Jens Christian Chappe Jensen
(except Ala Ajaleh)
Recorded live in Concert hall Aarhus February 24th 2017
Mix by Morten Laursen and Jacob Schjødt Worm at FinlandStudio
January 2018
Mastering by Torben Sminge, Snowville Recording
Musical production by Jens Christian Chappe Jensen
Artwork by Andreas Frydenlund
Photo front: Mikael Larsen
Photo back: Sussa Stubbergaard
Thanks to: All the musicians who are playing, have been playing
and will be playing with BSD+B
Special thanks to: David Riddell, Moslem Rahal, Maher Mahmoud,
Jehad Jazbeh, Morten Laursen, Torben Sminge, The Royal
Academy of Music and my wonderful and patient wife Sanne
Produced with support from the City of Aarhus, JazzDanmark,
DJBFA, Dansk Kapelmester Forening and KODA
The Danish Arts Council Committee for Music sponsors the
project Blood Sweat Drum+ Bass
Distribution: www.pladekisten.dk
www.bloodsweat.dk

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Blood Sweat Drum´n´Bass is a 26 piece extended big band featuring Danish musicians and composers. The orchestra plays with an overwhelming energy and a unique mix of styles with elements of futuristic rock and triphop - expanding the big band concept and crossing musical borders. In this way they are reaching new audiences, which their successful gigs at Roskilde Festival in 2007 and 2012 proves. ... more

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Track Name: The Sultans Delights
I pull a sun from my coin purse each day.
And at night I let my pet the moon
Run freely into the sky meadow.
If I whistled,
She would turn her head and look at me.
If I then waved my arms,
She would come back wagging a marvelous tail
Of stars.
There are always a few men like me
In this world
Who are house-sitting for God.
We share His royal duties:
I water each day a favorite potted plant
Of His--
This earth.
Ask the Friend for love.
Ask Him again.
For I have learned that every heart will get
What it prays for
Most.
From: 'The Subject Tonight Is Love'
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

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