The brainchild of producer Gerry Teekens, United Soul Experience extricates trombonist Wycliffe Gordon from the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra orbit and teams him with some of the most interesting young talent in the Criss Cross stable. Tradition-minded but not predictable, the music alludes to several jazz and funk styles without settling into any one of them. Gordon, tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, and pianist David Kikoski play like accomplished young veterans who continue to search for something more. Bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart generate a circuitous kind of swing, stating a pulse and deconstructing it in the same instance. The leader’s five compositions evince memorable melodies and impose just the right amount of organization to the band’s loose-jointed execution.
Combining two of Michael Gordons most daring large-scale orchestral works, Dystopia documents the composers dream of not only stretching the capabilities of the modern symphony, but in his words, of exploring the gray areas between harmony and dissonance. On its own, the music of Dystopia paints a picture of one citys future in this case, the city of Los Angeles that is frenzied, chaotic, dazzling, electric, and ultimately…loud. Gordon had discovered similar sensibilities in composing Rewriting Beethovens Seventh Symphony. Using one element from each of the original movements as a starting point, Gordon crafts a post-modern take on the masters classical forms that managed both to mesmerize and scandalize the audience at Beethovenfest Bonn, who commissioned the work for its 2006 premiere. Taken together, both works re-imagine the 21st c. symphony as equally reverent of the past (if not also a bit irreverent), while envisioning, as an L.A. Times review of the Dystopia premiere put it, a drunken fugue of the future.
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