Etienne Charles - Creole Orchestra ft. Rene Marie - Culture Shock Music

Defined by a riveting array of Caribbean rhythms, Etienne Charles’s first album featuring his big band arrangements is a personal triumph, but Creole Orchestra is also part of a much larger story. Drawing on material from several different commissions and projects, the album encompasses the key players from Charles’s band Creole Soul.
Special Guests – René Marie (vocals), Brandon Rose (vocals), DJ Logic (turntables). Woodwinds – Michael Thomas (lead alto & soprano), Godwin Louis (lead alto & soprano), Brian Hogans (alto sax), John Ellis (tenor sax & bass clarinet), Seth Ebersole (tenor sax & clarinet). Paul Nedzela (baritone sax & bass clarinet), Gina Izzo – flute (Douens, Holy City & Colorado River Song). Trumpets – Etienne Charles, Jumaane Smith (lead), Walter Cano, Anthony Stanco, Giveton Gelin (Old School). Trombones – Dion Tucker, Corey Wilcox, Michael Dease, Chris Glassman (bass tbn). Rhythm Section – Sullivan Fortner (piano/fender rhodes), Alex Wintz (guitar), Ben Williams (bass), Jonathan Michel (bass) , Obed Calvaire (drums), Etienne Charles (percussion), Jorge Glem (cuatro), Pascual Landeau (marac).