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Kitzke: The Character Of American Sunlight


Release Date: 02/09/1999 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7456   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  Charles TomlinsonAllen WonJerome KitzkeMichael Lowenstern,   ... 
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Mad CoyoteEssential Music
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Avant-garde can mean so many things. To a composer like Jerome Kitzke it is a freeing notion. THE CHARACTER OF AMERICAN SUNLIGHT dances among the influences that comprise the American character. From Native American songs to the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, from New York saxophone to tribal drumming, Kitzke pursues the essence of the American.
Melodic lines reminiscent of folk tales told around a campfire as well as the sounds of a burgeoning city play over a rich drumscape. Kitzke's compositions have more in common with contemporary jazz pieces than the works of 19th Century composers, but they are steeped in the traditions of each. The small ensembles responsible for each of these unique pieces give an exciting voicing to the unusual
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mad Coyote Madly Sings by Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  Charles Tomlinson (Double Bass), Allen Won (Tenor Saxophone), Jerome Kitzke (Voice),
Michael Lowenstern (Bass Clarinet), Wendy Luck (Voice), Theo Bleckmann (Voice),
Nicole Rose (Voice), Barbara Merjan (Drum Set)
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Mad Coyote
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Baby Monster Studios, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
A Keening Wish by Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  Wendy Luck (Voice), Jerome Kitzke (Flexatone), Marianne Gythfeldt (Voice),
Michael Lowenstern (Bass Clarinet), Lisa Karrer (Voice), Michael Lowenstern (Voice),
Marianne Gythfeldt (Clarinet), Johanna Rose (Voice), Barbara Merjan (Voice),
Charles Tomlinson (Double Bass), Barbara Merjan (Percussion)
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Mad Coyote
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Baby Monster Studios, New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
The Animist Child by Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  Jerome Kitzke (Toy Piano), Jerome Kitzke (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/11/1996 
Venue:  City Sound Productions, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
The Big Gesture by Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  Michael Lowenstern (Bass Clarinet), Jacqueline Leclair (Oboe), Bradley Lubman (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Mad Coyote
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Baby Monster Studios, New York City 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Breath and Bone by Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  Guy Klucevsek (Accordion), Guy Klucevsek (Voice), Jerome Kitzke (Voice),
Jerome Kitzke (Whistling)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/11/1996 
Venue:  City Sound Productions, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
We Need to Dream All This Again by Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  Jon Nelson (Trumpet), Michael Lowenstern (Clarinet), Michael Lowenstern (Bass Clarinet),
Todd Reynolds (Violin), Gregory Hesselink (Cello), Barbara Merjan (Percussion),
Bradley Lubman (Voice), Barbara Merjan (Voice), Todd Reynolds (Voice),
Gregory Hesselink (Voice), Michael Lowenstern (Voice), Jon Nelson (Voice),
Jerome Kitzke (Whistling)
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Mad Coyote
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Baby Monster Studios, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
The Character of American Sunlight by Jerome Kitzke
Performer:  William Trigg (Harmonica), Mark Suter (Percussion), Mark Suter (Harmonica),
Mark Suter (Voice), William Trigg (Percussion), John Kennedy (Voice),
John Kennedy (Harmonica), Charles Wood (Harmonica), John Kennedy (Percussion),
Charles Wood (Voice), William Trigg (Voice), Phillip Bush (Voice),
Phillip Bush (Whistling), Phillip Bush (Piano), Charles Wood (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Essential Music
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1997 
Venue:  Baby Monster Studios, New York City 
Length: 14 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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