“Those Moments Before”

by Edward Ratliff

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Minimus 04:13
Veloce 07:03
Kowloon Noir 06:13


Cinematic small ensemble music inspired by Hong Kong movies, Johnny Hodges, an espresso-and-milk drink found in Barcelona, Henry Threadgill and more. The accordion and horn-driven music creates an infectious swirl of influences, from nuevo tango and movie soundtracks to an Eastern European blow-out and a French Baroque funeral march. With its vivacious energy, infectious melodies, innovative rhythms, and intriguing diversity, "Those Moments Before" is a very visual and cosmopolitan sound for the post-millennial city.

“There’s a lot of going on here and much of it, on initial listening, is fun. Once the sounds sink in, one hears how fine the soloists are, how well the sections are constructed and just how wide Ratliff’s scope is. Whether it’s a tribute to Hong Kong action films or the sound of Johnny Hodges, “Those Moments Before” is a very satisfying and entertaining show.”
— Richard Kamins, All About Jazz

“Just got the Edward Ratliff CD, and had to tweet about it right away: Listening to accordionist/trumpeter Edward Ratliff’s jazz/world melange “Those Moments Before”. How to edit it down to 140 characters? Can’t”
—Tom Bingham, WCVF-FM


released October 14, 2009

The Musicians
Edward Ratliff • accordion, cornet, trumpet, trombone,
celeste, programming
Michaël Attias • alto and baritone saxophone
Beth Schenck • alto and soprano saxophone
Doug Wieselman • e-flat clarinet
Nate Radley • acoustic and electric guitar
Wes Matthews • piano and Hammond B3
Sean Conly • acoustic and electric bass
Take Toriyama • drums

All compositions by Edward Ratliff
Mixed by Good and Evil
Mastered by Scott Hull of Masterdisk (nyc)
Produced by Edward Ratliff
Recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound

Cover photo © Edward Ratliff


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