Symphonie n° 1, 2, et 5 - The drummer boy from "the boy's magic horn" - Now will the sun rise as brighttly from "songs of the death of children" - I often think they have merely gone out! From "Songs of the death of children"... / Joey Baron, batterie - Danny Blume, guitare ？l？ctrique - Dean Bowman, voix - Don Byron, clarinette - Uri Caine, piano - Dave Douglas, trompette - Mark Feldman, violon - Michael Formanek, basse...,This auspicious, surprising, release debuted the Winter & Winter imprimatur, which carries on German producer Stefan Winter's longstanding role in blurring musical boundaries, as he did for so many years with the jazz label JMT. Pianist Uri Caine, known mainly for playing in the polystylistic mode of New York's downtown jazz scene, steeped himself in Mahler's music in preparation for the 1995 series of concerts leading up to this CD. Caine's ensemble--14 members strong, at points--recasts portions of Mahler's symphonic cloudbursts into a setting that smacks of klezmer, jazz, and crazy combinations of the scores' lavish bombastics. It's clear that Mahler's works tested the boundaries of so many available sounds at the turn of the century, from cantors to martial brass to Wagnerian bulk. Caine attempts it all, succeeding most somberly in the sections based on the Resurrection Symphony and most clangorously in the First Symphony's third movement, transformed into a serious klezmer bash by Caine, clarinetist Don Byron, and drummer Joey Baron. --Andrew Bartlett
Sym No.5: Funeral March
The Boy's Magic Horn: The Drummer Boy
Songs Of The Death Of Children: Now Will The Sun Rise As Brightly
Songs Of The Death Of Children: I Often Think They Have Merely Gone Out!
Sym No.1 'Titan': 3rd Movt
Sym No.2 'Resurrection': Primal Light
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