A concert of solo piano music featuring works by Portland composers Darrell Grant, Deena T. Grossman, Caroline Louise Miller, and Kennedy Verrett, as well as a classic work by Anthony Davis.
This solo piano album consists of unrecorded works by American composers, spanning a period from the 1930s to the present. It features pieces by Johanna Beyer, Muhal Richard Abrams, Kris Davis, Daniel Goode, David Mahler, James Tenney, and Thomas Peterson.
Larry Polansky’s “B’midbar” is a program-length set of seventeen pieces that is unlike any other work written for solo piano. Often the performer is given additional tasks while playing the piano: to sing, whistle, play percussion, sign in ASL, or read multiple scores at once. Partway through the performance, there is an audience sing-along. Despite being a solo work, several pieces feature other musicians!
I perform in a flute and piano duo with my wife, Antares Boyle. We have a special interest in late 20th and 21st-century works, as well as the music of J.S. Bach. We enjoy working with composers and have commissioned a number of new works for our instrumentation.
A collective jazz quartet
“[Slumgum’s] vivid sense of melody and relentless drive for exploration mark it as a quartet to watch.”
–Chris Barton, The Los Angeles Times
“Slumgum’s compositional and instrumental abilities put it in the very top echelon of forward-looking, up-and-coming jazzers.”
–Dave Wayne, www.allaboutjazz.com