1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2012-01-10Works: James P. Johnson: Victory Stride; Harlem Symphony; Concerto for piano & orchestra, "Jazz a Mine"; American Symphonic Suite; Drums, symphonic poem; Charleston
Performers: Feldman, Lawrence; Gekker, Chris; Pugh, James; Stifelman, Leslie
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Concordia Orchestra
Drums has a tightness of organisation that is genuinely composerly. Driven forward by a timpani motif that torches a swirling, tearing-it-up percussion cadenza midway...continue...