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Unconsciously scrutinizes your inner being and leaves it with fuller answers to questions yet unknown. #wellyouneversawaghostdance
Black Elk's Dream highlights a distinctive passion for flowing mixed meters, lyrical melodies and unconventional harmonic and improvisational structures. A somewhat unique aspect of Slocum's approach to composition is the way he tailors each piece specifically to the unique voices and strengths of the artists for whom he is writing. He is the recipient of composition grants and commissions from the American Music Center, the Puffin Foundation, New Music USA and Meet the Composer, and his ensembles have recently been featured at many of the premier festivals and venues throughout North America and Europe.
Gerald Clayton: piano;
Dayna Stephens: sax;
Walter Smith III: sax;
Massimo Biolcati: bass;
Matt Slocum: drums.
Pine Ridge; Ghost Dance; Yerazel; Prelude; Black Elk's Dream; A Blues; Is This America?; A Dream Revisited; Black Hills; Days Of Peace; A Disappearing Path; End Of A Dream.
Matt Slocum: drums; Walter Smith III: tenor saxophone (1, 2, 6, 9, 10); Dayna Stephens: tenor saxophone (3-5, 7, 9, 11); Gerald Clayton: piano; Massimo Biolcati: bass.
November 3, 2014
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