YARAT Contemporary Art Space invites you to spend a wonderful musical evening with talented contrabassist
Patterson was a classically trained contrabassist
, but his quest to become the first black American to perform with a major American symphony orchestra was (not unexpectedly) thwarted, and he moved to Canada, where he performed in various symphonic formations.
Also with Contrabassist
and Jazz Composer Joe Gallant.
Drummer Borislav Petrov drove the tune forward with impressive force and grace, creating ample space for Roe and contrabassist
Lucas Dols to practice their improv licks.
11 in C major was full of surprises in tonality and in transitional passages, as well as in scoring (two melancholy cellos leaving a single contrabassist
to provide the bass line), and Curtis and his players proved affectionate and alert, balancing textures wonderfully.
The top-flight performers were violinists Elfa Run Kristinsdottir, Nadja Zweiner and Wojciech Garbowski; violist Johannes Pennetzdorfer; cellists Mischa Meyer and Marcus Hagemann; contrabassist
Arnulf Ballhorn; and electronician Johannes Malfatti.
A number of tracks also feature notable instrumentalists, such as cellist Jose Bragato and contrabassist
Stefano Scodanibbio offers brilliant and rather frightening transcriptions of the first five Freeman Etudes: particularly apt since Cage said that the difficulty of the works offered the performer a metaphor for the individual's political action in spite of overwhelming social problems.
Edgar Meyer, fresh from the Grammy-winning Appalachian Waltz and his own Uncommon Ritual and Quintet (Issue 72) joined blue/newgrass stalwarts Sam Bush and Mike Marshall with violin wunderkinder Joshua Bell (see KWN's review of The Red Violin in Issue 80) for Short Trip Home, another of his excursions into the twilight between hill country and classical string music.
Randalu or contrabassist
Phil Donkin then echo the original line in a form of duet.
Its effect was totally magical, and special praise must be given to contrabassist
Julian Atkinson for his range of articulation, from well-phrased lyricism to pungent rhythmic underpinning.
He immediately relocated to the Big Apple and enrolled at the City College of New York where he indeed studied with Carter and later with the contrabassist
guitarist Anthony Jackson.