GEORGE MORRISON (1891-1974): 5 Violin Solos, DAVID BAKER (b.1931): Jazz Suite, OZIE CARGILE (b.1981): Mixed Feelings, CHAD "SIR WICK" HUGHES (b.1977): S.L.I.C.E., FRANCIS JOHNSON (1792-1844): Bingham's Cotillion.
Catalogue Number: 09N090
Reference: TROY 1293
Description: Baker's 1979 commission for Ruggiero Ricci is the biggest work here (at 27 min.) and, in each of its five movements, features elements reminiscent of jazz rhythm, harmony and phrasing but distorted by metrical ambiguities, harmonic dissonances and angular lines. Morrison's "solos" are not really solos - they are piano-accompanied too. Four are arrangements of spirituals and one an original composition, all quite tonal and conservative and written in 1947. Cargile blends contemporary jazz with neo-romanticism while Hughes' title stands for the self-explanatory "Soulful Latin in a Classical Environment". Tami Lee Hughes (violin), Ellen Bottorff (piano).