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Volt

(Caprice Records CAP 21491) 1996 Amanda Sedgwick’s CD debut in 1997 attracted much attention and was the ”Jazz in Sweden” album of that year. The suite in three movements that she wrote for the album was also her graudation work from The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she studied counter point and arranging as well as saxophone. In Volt she builds her own tunes into more expanded compositions and employs different compositonal techniques like twelve-tone series, impressionism and pentatonics. The piece is written for string quartet, wood winds and jazz group, a sort of modern concerto grosso that was recorded live in the studio with all musicians seated in a semi-circle. Buy CD: Itunes...

Reunion

(Touche Music TMcCD 021) 2004 Reunion shows Amanda Sedgwick’s inclination to play around with different musical forms and at the same time try a more austere expression. She switches from modality to harmonic progression within the compositions, which are commonly centered around a bass line. An obvious legacy from the type of hard bop she was exploring at the time, with influences from the kind of romanticism she favors. Sample: Stay As Sweet As You Are http://amandamedia.xprvisual.com/2019/01/Stay-As-Sweet-As-You-Are-1min.mp3 Buy CD: Touchemusic iTunes CDON ...

Delightness

(Touché Music TMcCD 030) 2009 Delightness continues to explore the same musical avenues as Reunion. She goes on to investigate musical form within the boundaries of the jazz vocabulary, but also employs harmony that can be traced to composers like Debussy and Stravinskij. On half of the CD’s tracks her quartet is expanded to a septet, with three horns and percussion. Sample: Delightness - composer Amanda Sedgwick http://amandamedia.xprvisual.com/2019/01/Fat-Lady-1min.mp3 Buy CD: Touchemusic iTunes...