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Where Freedom Rings: Compositions by Contemporary African American Composers



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Cambria Master Recordings is pleased to announce Where Freedom Rings - the title of AACI’s new album showcasing compositions by four contemporary African American composers: Regina Baiocchi, Valerie Capers, Joshua McGhee, and John Robinson. Included are new works by Valerie Capers: Ruby, a “docu-cycle” and two songs to texts of Abbey Lincoln; three new chamber works by Joshua McGhee; a new piano trio and newly arranged piano duets by John Robinson; and solo piano and vocal/chamber music by Regina Baiocchi. The works by Capers, McGhee, and Robinson are AACI commissions, new additions to the chamber music repertoire. Performers on the album are soprano Yolanda Rhodes, pianists Josephine Gandolfi, LaDoris Cordell, and Deanne Tucker, Picasso Ensemble: violinist Susan C. Brown, cellist Victoria Ehrlich, pianist Josephine Gandolfi; flutist Stephanie McNab, bassoonist Douglas Brown, clarinetist Carol Somersille, trumpeter John Worley, trombonist John Monroe, bassist John Robinson, percussionist Jim Kassis, and vocalist LaDoris Cordell. The musicians are all members of the African American Composer Initiative (AACI), a group of classical and jazz singers and instrumentalists of the San Francisco Bay Area, and distinguished guest artists. AACI is dedicated to preserving the rich bounty of music by African American composers, historical and contemporary. Through live concerts of piano, vocal, and chamber music and an extensive website of video performances and publication information, AACI strives to increase awareness of this vast repertoire among the listening public and performing musicians alike, with the hope of sparking further explorations and performances.
Facts
Item number CD1238
Barcode 021475012381
Release date 7/6/2018
Category Classical Music
Label CAMBRIA MASTER RECORDINGS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Various Artists
Disc: 1
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Arr. L. de Paur)00:04:00
1 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 00:00:36 Rhodes, Yolanda
Variations on an African American Spiritual00:10:00
2 Variations on an African American Spiritual: I. Pr 00:03:01 Picasso Ensemble
3 Variations on an African American Spiritual: II. N 00:02:19 Picasso Ensemble
4 Variations on an African American Spiritual: III. 00:02:40 Picasso Ensemble
5 Variations on an African American Spiritual: IV. S 00:01:54 Picasso Ensemble
Where Freedom Rings00:11:00
6 Where Freedom Rings 00:11:25 Picasso Ensemble Rhodes, Yolanda
Let God Bring Tomorrow00:05:00
7 Let God Bring Tomorrow (Hymn for the Falllen) 00:04:27 Unknown Artist Picasso Ensemble Brown, Douglas
Azuretta00:04:00
8 Azuretta 00:03:37 Tucker, Deanne
Ruby00:15:00
9 Ruby: Tableau I. Lullaby 00:04:00 Rhodes, Yolanda Gandolfi, Josephine
10 Ruby: Tableau II. Mardi gras 00:01:42 Unknown Artist Unknown Artist Unknown Artist Unknown Artist Unknown Artist Robinson, John Sibley, Lauren
11 Ruby: Tableau III. Where Are All the Children? 00:02:17 Gandolfi, Josephine Rhodes, Yolanda Brown, Susan C.
12 Ruby: Tableau IV. Reflections 00:04:37 Ehrlich, Victoria Rhodes, Yolanda
13 Ruby: Postscript 00:00:23 Rhodes, Yolanda
14 Ruby: Postlude. Change 00:01:20 Ehrlich, Victoria
Bird Alone00:03:00
15 Bird Alone 00:03:12 Gandolfi, Josephine Rhodes, Yolanda
Rainbow00:03:00
16 Rainbow 00:01:58 Gandolfi, Josephine Rhodes, Yolanda
Portraits in Jazz00:01:00
17 Ella Scats the Little Lamb 00:00:40 Gandolfi, Josephine
Variations on a Theme of Valerie Capers (version f00:09:00
18 Variations on a Theme of Valerie Capers (Arr. for 00:00:36 Gandolfi, Josephine Tucker, Deanne
19 Variations on a Theme of Valerie Capers (Arr. for 00:01:49 Gandolfi, Josephine Tucker, Deanne
20 Variations on a Theme of Valerie Capers (Arr. for 00:01:53 Gandolfi, Josephine Cordell, LaDoris Hazzard
21 Variations on a Theme of Valerie Capers (Arr. for 00:03:47 Gandolfi, Josephine Cordell, LaDoris Hazzard
Disco-cioso00:09:00
22 Disco-cioso 00:08:52 Picasso Ensemble
Hold Out for Joy00:04:00
23 Hold Out for Joy (Version for Voice, Cello & Piano 00:03:59 Ehrlich, Victoria Gandolfi, Josephine Cordell, LaDoris Hazzard
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