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Birth of The Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis—Faculty Recital

Birth of The Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis—Faculty Recital

Oct 12, 2017

The School of Music presents the fall 2017 Faculty Chamber Music Recital, Sunday, October 22, starting at 4 p.m. at ARTS/West.

 

Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis
Faculty Chamber Music Recital
Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. 
ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street

Faculty in The School of Music will pay tribute to Miles Davis' landmark album The Birth of the Cool, Sunday, October 22, starting at 4 p.m. at ARTS/West. Music faculty will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Miles Davis’ work by performing portions of the groundbreaking album with guests James Moore on trumpet, Terry Douds on bass and Kyle Slemmer on baritone saxophone. This event is free and open to the public.

“Miles Davis and his associates changed the course of jazz (or music for the matter) many times in his career, the 1957 release of his album Birth of the Cool is one these moments. The album broke with the paradigms of jazz at the time by changing aesthetics and approach, including larger orchestration, innovative harmonies and a chamber music approach,” said Lucas Borges, assistant professor of trombone.

Once every semester, the Faculty Chamber Music Recital showcases faculty collaboration in various formations and ensembles.  This semester’s focus on jazz was inspired by the 60th anniversary of this pioneering album, a project that mixed elements of classical chamber music and jazz, which sets the stage for an especially potent kind of collaboration.

Performers from the School of Music include Matt James on alto saxophone, C. Scott Smith on French horn, Lucas Borges on trombone, Jason Roland Smith on tuba, Roger Braun on drums and Sean Parsons on piano. Welcomed onstage are guests James Moore on trumpet, Terry Douds on bass and Kyle Slemmer on baritone saxophone.

See this event on the College of Fine Arts Calendar.

 

 
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