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Dark Fires Vol 2 - Marsalis, Baker, Et Al / Walwyn, Et Al

Release Date: 03/07/2000 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 384   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ellis MarsalisDavid Nathaniel BakerAlvin SingletonAdolphus Hailstork,   ... 
Performer:  Karen WalwynRodney MackJason MarsalisBranford Marsalis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The special appeal of this CD should be the presence of Ellis Marsalis as a composer, who is the father of Branford, Jason and Wynton. All the works on this CD are world premieres except the Marsalis piece and they represent a variety of styles both quoted and extracted from the various traditional idioms of the composer's heritage. The works offered here are representative of 20th century styles and techniques such as serialism and the tone row; atonality and polytonality; polymetric, multimetric and asymmetrical writings; the integration of Cuban and African rhythms; and the classical structure embracing the vocabulary of Jazz, Blues, Gospel, and Spirituals variously used by such composers as Ellis Marsalis, Adolphus Hailstork, George Read more Walker, Alvin Singleton and others. The display of the breadth of artistic styles in these American compositions lends to the necessary integration of this music into the standard classical repertoire and helps facilitate familiarity with this music independent of color, race or gender. Read less

Works on This Recording

Fourth Autumn by Ellis Marsalis
Performer:  Karen Walwyn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Sonata no 1 for Piano by David Nathaniel Baker
Performer:  Karen Walwyn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
In Our Own House by Alvin Singleton
Performer:  Rodney Mack (Trumpet), Jason Marsalis (Percussion), Branford Marsalis (Saxophone),
Karen Walwyn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Adolphus Hailstork
Performer:  Karen Walwyn (Piano), Rodney Mack (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Sonata for Piano no 2 "Statements" by Coleridge-T. Perkinson
Performer:  Karen Walwyn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 

Sound Samples

Fourth Autumn
Piano Sonata No. 1: I. Black Art: Moderato
Piano Sonata No. 1: II. A Song - After Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Piano Sonata No. 1: III. Coltrane: Fast
In Our Own House
Trumpet Sonata: I. Allegro
Trumpet Sonata: II. Adagio
Trumpet Sonata: III. Vivace
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Statements": I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Statements": II. Theme and Variations: Moderato
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Statements": III. Rondo

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