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...nobody move... / Sarah Bob


Release Date: 09/06/2019 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2401  
Composer:  Randall WoolfJonathan Bailey HollandDavid RakowskiCurtis K. Hughes,   ... 
Performer:  Sarah Bob
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pianist Sarah Bob is a passionate and trailblazing advocate of the music of our time who has introduced the music of dozens of living composers to the world. ‘…nobody move…’ is a collection of works by six award-winning composers whom Sarah commissioned for the Boston-based New Gallery Concert Series which she founded 20 years ago. Her exuberance and exactitude are common threads tying together the album’s diverse musical dialects, from Jonathan Bailey Holland’s evocative chord clusters in The Intimacy of Harmony to Curtis K. Hughes’ electro-acoustic Avoidance Tactics #1 and his varied suite of miniatures, vestibulations; from the late Lee Hyla’s energetic Solo Cadenzas from his large-scale orchestral work My Life on the Plains, lovingly Read more arranged by Sarah Bob, to David Rakowski’s cheeky ‘Mind the Gap #18,’ tender ‘Wayo’ and edgy ‘Ghepardo;’ from Shaw Pong Liu’s powerful ‘Never Has Been Yet,’ which sets Langston Hughes’ poem ‘Let America Be America Again;’ to Randall Woolf’s fearlessly virtuosic title track. ‘…nobody move…’ is a striking album that ranges from in your face to contemplative moods, entertaining the ears of contemporary music lovers and novices alike.
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REVIEW:

Randall Woolf’s high-powered toccata is redolent of the encores with which Yvar Mikhashoff closed his recitals, while Jonathan Bailey Holland favours a more introspective and latterly hieratic expression. David Rakowski’s insinuating trio of preludes recalls Gershwin in its rhythmic verve if not melodic fecundity, whereas a suite of études drawn from Curtis K Hughes’s compendium Vestibulations focuses on miniatures at once pithy and tangible. As arranged by the pianist, Lee Hyla’s piece deftly elides between keening virtuosity and an affecting emotional poise. For the most part, though, this proves a stimulating overview of an enterprising project, with Sarah Bob a dextrous and charismatic exponent.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Nobody Move by Randall Woolf
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2.
The Intimacy of Harmony by Jonathan Bailey Holland
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Preludes for Piano by David Rakowski
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Suite for Piano No. 1 "Vestibulations" by Curtis K. Hughes
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Avoidance Tactics No. 1 by Curtis K. Hughes
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
My Life on the Plains: Solo Cadenzas by Lee Hyla
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
Never Has Been Yet by Shaw Pong Liu
Performer:  Sarah Bob (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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