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The Pythiad

Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet

The Pythiad

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Origin Classical
UPC: 0805553302225
Catnr: OC 33022
Release date: 06 October 2017
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Origin Classical
UPC
0805553302225
Catalogue number
OC 33022
Release date
06 October 2017
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Chicago saxophonist Jim Gailloreto's “The Pythiad” is a multi-movement composition written for voice, string quartet, soprano saxophone and string bass, performed by his Jazz String Quintet and featuring jazz vocalist Cheryl Wilson. Blending classical music and modern jazz, Gailloreto interweaves improvisation with skilled post-impressionistic modernist writing through nine movements, each framing the tales of lesser know Greek heroes with contemporary language, metaphors, and slang; their story being transformed for a modern audience. Old myths are mixed with tropes of '80s action cinema, video games, disaster films, as well as the lyricist's perspectives of medicine, athletics, gender and faith. Through story and song, each movement examines human nature and heroism, and all the imperfections underneath the surface.
Das Album "The Pythiad" des Chicagoer Saxophonisten Jim Gailloreto ist eine Multi-Bewegungs-Komposition für Stimme, Streichquartett, Sopransaxophon und Streichbass, die von seinem Jazz-Streichquintett mit der Jazz-Sängerin Cheryl Wilson aufgeführt wird. Eine Verbindung von klassischer Musik und modernem Jazz.

Artist(s)

Jim Gailloreto (soprano saxophone)

Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University.  In 1997, he embarked on a new project called Jazz String Quintet. It is an integration of both jazz and classical music written for string quartet and soprano saxophone. Inspired by sources as diverse as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Gailloreto offers a perfect blend of classical music and jazz; structure and spontaneity. The compositions interweave his own soprano saxophone with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. 'No composer has shaped the structures and layered the phrases of the string quartet to so successfully accommodate...
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Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University. In 1997, he embarked on a new project called Jazz String Quintet. It is an integration of both jazz and classical music written for string quartet and soprano saxophone. Inspired by sources as diverse as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Gailloreto offers a perfect blend of classical music and jazz; structure and spontaneity. The compositions interweave his own soprano saxophone with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. "No composer has shaped the structures and layered the phrases of the string quartet to so successfully accommodate full-tilt improvisation," writes jazz authority Neil Tesser. He has performed with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Chamber Musicians and the new music group Fulcrum Point. He also records and performs with Blue Note artist Patricia Barber, guitarist John Mc Lean, pianist Jeremy Kahn, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and composer/pianist Fred Hersch. His string quartet arrangements can be heard on Kurt Elling's CD "Dedicated To You". He recently performed a Chicago premier of Marc Anthony Turnage's "Scorched" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and John Scofield. Jim is a recipient of the New Works: Creation & Presentation Program Grant from Chamber Music America. Through this grant he has created an intricate four movement work entitled "American Complex." In the broadest sense, Jazz String Quintet pays homage to America's greatest jazz legends. And within this new CD exists a timely and brilliant collaboration with vocalist and composer Patricia Barber, exploring something innovative; the jazz side of classical music art songs.

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Composer(s)

Jim Gailloreto (soprano saxophone)

Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University.  In 1997, he embarked on a new project called Jazz String Quintet. It is an integration of both jazz and classical music written for string quartet and soprano saxophone. Inspired by sources as diverse as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Gailloreto offers a perfect blend of classical music and jazz; structure and spontaneity. The compositions interweave his own soprano saxophone with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. 'No composer has shaped the structures and layered the phrases of the string quartet to so successfully accommodate...
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Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He has a Bachelors in Music Composition from De Paul University and a Masters in Music Composition from Northwestern University. In 1997, he embarked on a new project called Jazz String Quintet. It is an integration of both jazz and classical music written for string quartet and soprano saxophone. Inspired by sources as diverse as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Gailloreto offers a perfect blend of classical music and jazz; structure and spontaneity. The compositions interweave his own soprano saxophone with skilled modernist writing for string quartet. "No composer has shaped the structures and layered the phrases of the string quartet to so successfully accommodate full-tilt improvisation," writes jazz authority Neil Tesser. He has performed with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Chamber Musicians and the new music group Fulcrum Point. He also records and performs with Blue Note artist Patricia Barber, guitarist John Mc Lean, pianist Jeremy Kahn, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and composer/pianist Fred Hersch. His string quartet arrangements can be heard on Kurt Elling's CD "Dedicated To You". He recently performed a Chicago premier of Marc Anthony Turnage's "Scorched" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and John Scofield. Jim is a recipient of the New Works: Creation & Presentation Program Grant from Chamber Music America. Through this grant he has created an intricate four movement work entitled "American Complex." In the broadest sense, Jazz String Quintet pays homage to America's greatest jazz legends. And within this new CD exists a timely and brilliant collaboration with vocalist and composer Patricia Barber, exploring something innovative; the jazz side of classical music art songs.

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01.
The Pythiad: Oracle of Delphi
04:15
(Jim Gailloreto) Christian Dillingham, Jill Kaeding, Loretta Gillespie, Lisa Fako, Carmen Kassinger, Cheryl Wilson, Christian Dillingham, Jill Kaeding, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jim Gailloreto, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
02.
The Pythiad: Caeneus
05:38
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
03.
The Pythiad: Deucalion & Pyrrha
07:49
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
04.
The Pythiad: Menoeceus
04:23
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
05.
The Pythiad: Autolycus
07:19
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
06.
The Pythiad: Asclepius
05:17
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
07.
The Pythiad: Atalanta
04:08
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
08.
The Pythiad: Philemon and Baucis
05:40
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
09.
The Pythiad: Dioscuri
06:54
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
10.
The Peacocks
05:54
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
11.
Three Views of a Secret
05:54
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
12.
River
06:42
(Jim Gailloreto) Jim Gailloreto, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Cheryl Wilson, Carmen Kassinger, Lisa Fako, Loretta Gillespie, Jill Kaeding, Christian Dillingham, Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
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