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WAKE UP CALL

by Ed Neumeister

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "Wake Up Call" is a delight from start to finish with melodies that linger long after the final fade. Though it's taken nearly three years from the recording dates to the release date, the music is timely and timeless. Richard B. Kamins - Step Tempest
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    I got my Wake Up Call this morning from Meistero Music, and put on my new hat in honor of Ed Neumeister & his NeuHat Ensemble. Man, this thing swings! Its eight originals by the multi-talented Neumeister are diverse, engaging, entertaining and sounds best if played really loud. Dude’s a trombone man, conductor, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer. Meant to light a fire under concerned citizens about the direction of our country, he’s used music as a motivational metaphor for action. His obvious classical chops are on display and he uses his NeuHats like crayons on a coloring book. This includes reeds (5), trumpets (4), trombones (5), piano, bass, guitar, drums and percussion. The result is an absolutely riveting call to, uh, wake up! Highly recommended. by Mike Greenblatt, August 30, 2017 the Aquarian Weekly
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    If you are drawn to music that is more or less off the beaten path and challenges your mind and spirit, composer / arranger / trombonist Ed Neumeister's new album may well serve as the anomalous Wake Up Call you've been waiting for. Jack Bowers - All About Jazz
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    Leading with a strong musical discernment, Mr. Neumeister harmoniously paints several landscapes using distinct techniques and intensities. Although glancingly evocative of Duke, there’s room for a contemporary attitude, which makes of Wake Up Call a bracing album packed with pleasurable sounds to be discovered.
    FILIPE FREITAS, JazzTrail.
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    Enjoyable big band session that attains the right balance between textural density and fluid motion. A mix of traditional and modern conventions, and Neumeister’s NeuHat Ensemble deftly blurs the line between the two so that the transitions are subtle and, consequently, dramatic in an odd sort of way. He brings an all-star line-up that includes names like Adam Kolker, Billy Drewes, Dick Oatts, John Hollenbeck, Hans Glawischnig and a bunch of other musicians who’ve received praise on this site. Bird is the Worm, Dave Sumner.

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Dog Play 07:51
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New Groove 08:35
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Reflection 09:18
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Deliberation 07:39
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Locomotion 11:16
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Processize 08:43
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Wake Up Call 05:25

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released November 19, 2020

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Ed Neumeister New York, New York

Trombonist, composer, producer Ed Neumeister has composed for various classical and jazz ensembles in the US, Europe, South America, Australia and Israel and performed extensively around the World. Based in New York he is active as a composer, performer & educator. Teaching at The New School, NYU, William Patterson Univ., City College NY and privately in person and on-line. ... more

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