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The Brooklyn Rider Almanac - works by Bill Frisell, Greg Saunier, Vijay Iyer, Glen Kotche, Christina Coutin / Brooklyn Rider

Album Summary

>Kodheli, Rubin : Necessary Henry!, for string quartet
>Lyn, Dana : Maintenance Music, for string quartet
>Newsome, Padma : Gaps and Gorges
>Cords, Daniel [Composer] : The Haring Escape, for string quartet
>O'Donovan, Aoife : Show Me, for string quartet
>Iyer, Vijay : Dig the Say, for string quartet
>Saunier, Greg : Quartet, Parts One & Two, for string quartet
>Iverson, Ethan : Morris Dance, for string quartet
>Jacobsen, Colin : Chalk and Soot
>Grau, Gonzalo : Five-Legged Cat, for string quartet
>Courtin, Christina : Tralala, for string quartet
>Kotche, Glenn : Ping Pong Fumble Thaw, for string quartet
>Frisell, Bill : John Steinbeck, for string quartet
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Brooklyn Rider Almanac is a conceptual album made up of original compositions. For this project the quartet selected a group of composers to create short works inspired by a creative muse from their relatively recent memory.

The composers, musicians and singer-songwriters came mostly from the other side of the classical fence; the worlds of jazz, rock, and folk, with many originated from the Brooklyn based arts scene. Collaborators include Padma Newsome who is an orchestrator/arranger/violinist/ keyboardist with American rock band, The National and grammy-nominated composer-pianist, Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as "one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today. Ethan Iverson is best known as the pianist with the innovative piano trio the Bad Plus and Bill Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger and one of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
String quartet Brooklyn Rider's program is an attempt to capture the eclectic nature of contemporary music, much as "Der Blaue Reiter" did in 1912. Inspiration comes from activists, soul singers, composers, and performers all of kinds. Rubin Kodheli's `Necessary Henry!' has a thunderous underbelly, retrograde motion, and an effusive groove. It's a jazz head concentrating on the habits of Henry Threadgill, written for string orchestra.



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Works Details

>Kodheli, Rubin : Necessary Henry!, for string quartet
  • Notes: Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn (09/09/2013-09/10/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Lyn, Dana : Maintenance Music, for string quartet
  • Notes: Avatar Studios, NYC (05/27/2013-05/29/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Newsome, Padma : Gaps and Gorges :: Simpson's Gap
  • Notes: Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn (09/09/2013-09/10/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Cords, Daniel [Composer] : The Haring Escape, for string quartet
  • Notes: Avatar Studios, NYC (05/27/2013-05/29/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>O'Donovan, Aoife : Show Me, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Iyer, Vijay : Dig the Say, for string quartet
  • Notes: Avatar Studios, NYC (05/27/2013-05/29/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Saunier, Greg : Quartet, Parts One & Two, for string quartet
  • Notes: Avatar Studios, NYC (05/27/2013-05/29/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Iverson, Ethan : Morris Dance, for string quartet
  • Notes: Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn (09/09/2013-09/10/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Jacobsen, Colin : Chalk and Soot :: Exit
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Grau, Gonzalo : Five-Legged Cat, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Courtin, Christina : Tralala, for string quartet
  • Notes: Avatar Studios, NYC (05/27/2013-05/29/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Kotche, Glenn : Ping Pong Fumble Thaw, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Frisell, Bill : John Steinbeck, for string quartet
  • Notes: Systems Two Recording Studios, Brooklyn (09/09/2013-09/10/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012