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Bazelon: Bazz Ma Tazz, Quintessentials, Double Crossings, etc / Jonathan Haas, et al

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> Quintessentials - Quintessentials
> Double Crossings - Double Crossings
> Partnership - Partnership
> 3 Men on a Discourse - 3 Men on a Discourse
> Bazz Ma Tazz - Bazz Ma Tazz
> Triple Play - Triple Play

Album Summary

>Bazelon, Irwin : Quintessentials
>Bazelon, Irwin : Double Crossings for Trumpet and Percussion
>Bazelon, Irwin : Partnership
>Bazelon, Irwin : Three Men on a Dis-Course
>Bazelon, Irwin : Bazz Ma Tazz
>Bazelon, Irwin : Triple Play
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Irwin Bazelon's percussion writing is known and performed by percussionists the world over and is truly unique. With this recording, Albany Records continues its commitment to present Bazelon's works (the sixth since his death) and the first to be devoted solely to chamber works with percussion being the binding element.

"Delivering a eulogy at Irwin (Bud) Bazelon's funeral, Richard Rodney Bennett said that "Buddy and his music were both totally unpredictable, one never knew what thought was coming next, even if one was familiar with some of his characteristic states of mind... Both the man and his music were profoundly eccentric, in the best and most fascinating sense. He was absolutely uncompromising and entirely original both as a man and as a composer." One can hear that independent, creative mind at play in these stylistically consistent works in which, as Bazelon said, "Performers are both protagonists and antagonists, sometimes accompanists and other time soloists, and frequently work against each other. Prominence of musical line depends on dynamics, phrasing, contrast, instrumental color and the general character of the score. Jazz elements often appear, marked by special accents and rhythmic variety"...Challenging and quirky, Bazelon's music comes spontaneously alive in these enthusiastic performances. As Monty Python put it, "and now for something completely different." - Robert Schulslaper, Fanfare



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Works Details

>Bazelon, Irwin : Quintessentials
  • Performers: William Moersch (Marimba); James McElwaine (Clarinet); Jonathan Haas (Percussion); Keith Underwood (Flute)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1983

>Bazelon, Irwin : Double Crossings for Trumpet and Percussion
  • Performers: Thomas Hoyt (Trumpet); Jonathan Haas (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Bazelon, Irwin : Partnership
  • Performers: William Moersch (Marimba); Jonathan Haas (Timpani)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Bazelon, Irwin : Three Men on a Dis-Course
  • Performers: Amali Premawardharra (Cello); Philip Everall (Clarinet); Matt Donello (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1979

>Bazelon, Irwin : Bazz Ma Tazz
  • Conductor: Jonathan Haas
  • Ensemble: Aspen Trombone Choir
  • Running Time: 11 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1993

>Bazelon, Irwin : Triple Play
  • Performers: James Pugh (Trombone); David Taylor (Trombone); Jonathan Haas (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977