WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Adams: Hoodoo Zephyr / John Adams


Release Date: 10/12/1993 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79311   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Adams
Performer:  John Adams
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hoodoo Zephyr, the 1993 Nonesuch release by John Adams, features a behind-the-scenes look at the Grammy Award-winning composer of Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer. Five Yamaha keyboards and a rack of samplers have served Adams in his recent composition and orchestration activities. Here he brings these midi synthesizers to the forefront, in a CD of seven short compositions inspired by Western landscapes.

Produced in the upstairs studio of Adams’s Berkeley home, Hoodoo Zephyr extends the range of a composer whose versatility is well documented. From the lyrical guitar solo of “Disappointment Lake” to the propulsive bass clarinets and tympani of the title track, Adams’s recognizable style is joined with an array of
Read more sampled sounds in a high-end romp through numerous musical vocabularies. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Coast by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  John Adams Studio, Berkeley, California 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2. Disappointment Lake by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  John Adams Studio, Berkeley, California 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3. Tourist Song by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  John Adams Studio, Berkeley, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4. Tundra by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  John Adams Studio, Berkeley, California 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5. Bump by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  John Adams Studio, Berkeley, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6. Cerulean by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  John Adams Studio, Berkeley, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7. Hoodoo Zephyr by John Adams
Performer:  John Adams (Electronics)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992-1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 1992-93 
Venue:  John Adams Studio, Berkeley, California 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook