So I’ve been commissioned by Gary Schwartz to write an arrangement for his amazing project entitled LETTINGO (instrumentation::: trumpet/flugelhorn, alto sax/flute, soprano/tenor sax, tenor/bass clarinet, violin, 2 keyboardists, electric guitar, upright bass and 2 drummers). To start the process I did a bunch of research…
Thankfully, WE ARE LIVING IN THE FUTURE and everything I could possible need (and more!) is just a couple mouse clicks (or finger taps!!) away.
You can stream an entire LETTINGO concert (in great quality) at the following link::: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/c
–ORNETTE COLEMAN’S HARMOLODIC MANIFESTO–
–THE CREATIVE EXPLOSION–
TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE.
This group is capable of creating and achieving extreeeeeeeeeeemely unique sounds live.
The catch is that it’s an ensemble of 11 and there’s NO CONDUCTOR…
This will pose serious challenges.