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Solo!: Chamber Music of Amos Gillespie / Barkada Saxophone Quartet, Gillespie Chamber Quartet, Kaia String Quartet


Release Date: 10/05/2018 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3669  
Composer:  Amos Gillespie
Performer:  Amos GillespieTaimur SullivanDavid CronDavid Keller,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barkada QuartetGillespie Chamber QuartetKAIA String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music in this new album is characterized by modern jazz inflections within a neoclassical framework and with a hint of contemporary classical influences. Amos Gillespie’s music has been heard on WFMT in Chicago, WQXR in New York City and PBS. His music spans a wide range of genres including chamber and orchestra concert music, jazz, as well as music for film, theater and dance. His music has been commissioned and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, Third Millennium Ensemble, Eclipse Theater, Barkada Saxophone Quartet, Chicago Q Ensemble, Access Contemporary Music (ACM) and the Chicago Composers Orchestra among many others. Amos has received special recognition and Read more finalist awards from ASCAP, League of Composers (ISCM), American Prize, Columbia Orchestra, the Macarthur Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council, and has won numerous grants including the 2013 IAS professional development grant through the Illinois Arts Council, a Lucerne fellowship through the Chicago sister cities program and the Swiss benevolent society, as well as the 2008 Evanston Cultural Arts Grant and several Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grants (CAAP). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Providence of Zorn by Amos Gillespie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barkada Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Lacework by Amos Gillespie
Performer:  Amos Gillespie (Alto Saxophone), Taimur Sullivan (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Jasper Johns by Amos Gillespie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gillespie Chamber Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Chicago-Lucerne by Amos Gillespie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  KAIA String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Solo! by Amos Gillespie
Performer:  David Cron (Trombone), David Keller (Cello), Trevor Watkin (Flute),
Jeff Yang (Violin), Daniel Price (Trumpet), Amy Wurtz (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Spanish Speakers by Amos Gillespie
Performer:  Andy Miller (Vibraphone), Vicente Alexim (Clarinet), Zach Sheets (Flute),
Julia Glenn (Violin), Maria Hadge (Cello), Miki Sawada (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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