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At the Octoroon Balls - String Quartet No. 1; A Fiddler's Tale Suite

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Will Wynton's omnivorous appetite ever be satisfied? Seemingly enthralled with the string quartets of Bartók, he tries to write one of his own that basically takes off upon Bartók's (and America's Charles Ives') own methods of drawing upon vernacular language to create thoroughly contemporary classical music. While Bartók's inspiration was Hungarian folk music, Marsalis, like Ives, seems to draw upon American fiddle tunes and blues. Sounds interesting, but Wynton's reach has again exceeded his grasp over seven, often disjointed movements that stretch some 45 minutes - a lot longer than Bartók dared go. Wynton employs a lot of slithering portamentos, occasional passages of dissonance in a tonal framework, flinging ideas out there that are not developed or even hammered into a groove. The best movements are the rambunctious fifth, where the nod to Bartók is explicit in its insistent rhythms and glides, and the charming, straight-forward ragtime of the seventh. Though the liner notes are thankfully not by Stanley Crouch, they are of little help in determining the motivations behind the piece, and the Orion String Quartet works hard to pump life into this lofty attempt to jump genres. Classical listeners will make the associations more readily than jazz fans, who will be hard-pressed to relate this to anything Wynton has recorded before 1998. The disc is filled out by Marsalis and musicians from the Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center playing a suite from Marsalis's A Fiddler's Tale - which is essentially the music stripped of the narration - and the slithering, subtly swinging metamorphosis of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat holds up a lot better this way. This was the third of Marsalis's eight releases in 1999.
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At the Octoroon Balls - String Quartet No. 1 * (Wynton Marsalis)

1
Come Long Fiddler
Orion String Quartet
00:09:42

Todd Phillips, Violin - Daniel Phillips, Violin - Wynton Marsalis, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Timothy Eddy, Cello - Steven Tenenbom, Viola - Orion String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

2
Mating Calls & Delta Rhythms
Orion String Quartet
00:05:30

Todd Phillips, Violin - Daniel Phillips, Violin - Wynton Marsalis, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Timothy Eddy, Cello - Steven Tenenbom, Viola - Orion String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

3
Creole Contradanzas
Orion String Quartet
00:05:00

Todd Phillips, Violin - Daniel Phillips, Violin - Wynton Marsalis, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Timothy Eddy, Cello - Steven Tenenbom, Viola - Orion String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

4
Many Gone
Orion String Quartet
00:08:56

Todd Phillips, Violin - Daniel Phillips, Violin - Wynton Marsalis, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Timothy Eddy, Cello - Steven Tenenbom, Viola - Orion String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

5
Hellbound Highball
Orion String Quartet
00:08:21

Todd Phillips, Violin - Daniel Phillips, Violin - Wynton Marsalis, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Timothy Eddy, Cello - Steven Tenenbom, Viola - Orion String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

6
Blue Lights on the Bayou
Orion String Quartet
00:02:33

Todd Phillips, Violin - Daniel Phillips, Violin - Wynton Marsalis, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Timothy Eddy, Cello - Steven Tenenbom, Viola - Orion String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

7
Rampart St. Row House Rag
Orion String Quartet
00:04:48

Todd Phillips, Violin - Daniel Phillips, Violin - Wynton Marsalis, Composer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Timothy Eddy, Cello - Steven Tenenbom, Viola - Orion String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

A Fiddler's Tale Suite (Wynton Marsalis)

8
The Fiddler's March
Wynton Marsalis
00:03:21

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, Orchestra - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

9
A Fiddler's Soul
Wynton Marsalis
00:03:15

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

10
Pastorale
Wynton Marsalis
00:04:12

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

11
Happy March
Wynton Marsalis
00:02:24

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

12
Concert Piece
Wynton Marsalis
00:03:07

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

13
Tango, Waltz, Ragtime
Wynton Marsalis
00:07:29

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

14
The Devil's Dance
Wynton Marsalis
00:02:37

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

15
Big Chorale
Wynton Marsalis
00:02:48

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

16
The Blues on Top
Wynton Marsalis
00:02:26

Milan Turkovic, Bassoon - Edgar Meyer, Bass - David Taylor, Trombone - Wynton Marsalis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Steven Epstein, Producer - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Shifrin, Clarinet - Ida Kavafian, Violin - Stefon Harris, Percussion

(P) 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Album Description

Will Wynton's omnivorous appetite ever be satisfied? Seemingly enthralled with the string quartets of Bartók, he tries to write one of his own that basically takes off upon Bartók's (and America's Charles Ives') own methods of drawing upon vernacular language to create thoroughly contemporary classical music. While Bartók's inspiration was Hungarian folk music, Marsalis, like Ives, seems to draw upon American fiddle tunes and blues. Sounds interesting, but Wynton's reach has again exceeded his grasp over seven, often disjointed movements that stretch some 45 minutes - a lot longer than Bartók dared go. Wynton employs a lot of slithering portamentos, occasional passages of dissonance in a tonal framework, flinging ideas out there that are not developed or even hammered into a groove. The best movements are the rambunctious fifth, where the nod to Bartók is explicit in its insistent rhythms and glides, and the charming, straight-forward ragtime of the seventh. Though the liner notes are thankfully not by Stanley Crouch, they are of little help in determining the motivations behind the piece, and the Orion String Quartet works hard to pump life into this lofty attempt to jump genres. Classical listeners will make the associations more readily than jazz fans, who will be hard-pressed to relate this to anything Wynton has recorded before 1998. The disc is filled out by Marsalis and musicians from the Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center playing a suite from Marsalis's A Fiddler's Tale - which is essentially the music stripped of the narration - and the slithering, subtly swinging metamorphosis of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat holds up a lot better this way. This was the third of Marsalis's eight releases in 1999.
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