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Awake / Now Ensemble

Greenstein / Friar / Mazzoli / Dancigers / Now Ens
Release Date: 04/26/2011 
Label:  New Amsterdam   Catalog #: 29   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Judd GreensteinSean FriarMissy MazzoliMark Dancigers,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It’s been a long time since a new piece grabbed my attention as immediately and held it as tightly as Judd Greenstein’s “Change.’’ This kaleidoscopic chamber work leads off “Awake,’’ a new CD by Now Ensemble, a crack new-music ensemble of which Greenstein is a cofounder... Some of its best moments involve Greenstein’s powerful, groove-based writing for piano and guitar; over a repeating chord pattern he spins melodies that have an almost improvisatory sense of freedom... It’s tough to shoehorn the music on “Awake’’ into traditional categories, but it doesn’t matter: Here is an album that offers a lot of engaging new music, as well as one piece I am sorely tempted to call a masterpiece.'' David Weininger, The Boston Globe "It’s been a long time since a new piece grabbed my attention as immediately and held it as tightly as Judd Greenstein’s “Change.’’ This kaleidoscopic chamber work leads off “Awake,’’ a new CD by Now Ensemble, a crack new-music ensemble of which Greenstein is a cofounder... Some of its best moments involve Greenstein’s powerful, groove-based writing for piano and guitar; over a repeating chord pattern he spins melodies that have an almost improvisatory sense of freedom... It’s tough to shoehorn the music on “Awake’’ into traditional categories, but it doesn’t matter: Here is an album that offers a lot of engaging new music, as well as one piece I am sorely tempted to call a masterpiece.'' David Weininger, The Boston Globe Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Change by Judd Greenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
Written: 2009 
2.
Velvet Hammer by Sean Friar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
3.
Magic with Everyday Objects by Missy Mazzoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
Written: 2007 
4.
Burst by Mark Dancigers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
5.
Waiting in the Rain for Snow by David Crowell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
6.
Awake by Joe Burke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble

Customer Reviews

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 Delightful February 18, 2013 By J. Morton (Coral Gables, FL) See All My Reviews "These tired old Florida ears were delighted to be awakened by "In the Rain Waiting for Snow". Eager to hear the entire CD." Report Abuse
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