This Canadian native started out with saxophonist Joe Henderson in 1986 and from there has become one of jazz’s best pianist, composer & arranger.
She went on to Wayne Shorter’s band, JJ Johnson’s Quintet then in 1989 embarked on a 20 year stint with James Moody until his passing in 2010 all while producing and releasing her own albums as a leader during and after.
A part of the 2004 Inaugural Concert Tour of SFJAZZ Collective a new jazz ensemble along with 7 other all-star musician/composers was named by Billboard that year as one of the two most significant jazz moments.
Quiet Earth is a Rosnes composition from “Life On Earth” released in 2001.
Her collaborations throughout her career with others in Jazz are endless (and this list isn’t complete).
No surprise that Renee Rosnes is a multi Juno Awards winner and continues to shine.
Credits on song.
Renee Rosnes – piano
John Patitucci – bass
Billy Drummond – drums
Laura Oatts – violin
Ralph Farris – viola
Eric Friedlander, Sachi Patitucci – cellos
5 responses to “Sunday Sleep In ~ “Quiet Earth” ~ Renee Rosnes”
Ahhhh! Thanks for this! 🙂 I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Renee Rosnes before now.
You are welcome Diane. When I saw her catalog it blew my mind. In essence the name was also unknown to me but not her piano if that makes any sense at all. I listened to amazing jams of SF Jazz Collective during the years she was with this ensemble not really knowing who it was playing the piano on the pieces. Then finding out it was her who played on one of my very favorite Jazz professor’s music Gerald Wilson. I said to myself where in the hell was my mind? LOL
Strictly on the music, should have paid more attention when they named the artists on the instrumentation. Sadly on YT you can find this groups music but not so much of Rosnes’s as leader. An absolutely extraordinary player. Her style is unbelievable. What a gifted talent.
I was searching for information about the USS Tennessee and her veterans and your blog post came up about your father. My grandfather, too, was aboard the USS Tennessee the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. He never talked about it much. I’ve only heard his story once and I managed to videotape it. I’m trying to find out more about his shipmates and maybe one day, reach out to those who are still alive.
Madison, post your comment to that blog. Sadly not many still alive. I’ll convey with you there.
Great piece – can’t miss with the caliber of musicians in support here.