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Up South by Rob Reddy

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Album Title: Bechet: Our Contemporary
Label: Reddy Music
Released: 2015

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About the Album

Up-South was originally composed sometime in the early 90's to play as a duet with the great St. Louis drummer Phillip Wilson and it's title came from a conversation Reddy had with Wilson regarding race in America. It was later recorded in 1996 on Reddy's "Post-War Euphoria" by his Honor System ensemble. Here it is given a new reading by an octet for Reddy's "Bechet: Our Contemporary" recording. It is an example of the polyphony of early American Jazz music, several instruments playing individual melodies simultaneously. Personnel: Rob Reddy: soprano saxophone; John Carlson: trumpet; Curtis Fowlkes: trombone; Charles Burnham: violin; Marika Hughes: cello; Marvin Sewell: guitars; Dom Richards: double bass; Pheeroan AkLaff: drums.

Song Listing

Up-South; Petite Fleur; Erasing Statues; Song of the Medina; Yank; Chant in the Night; Speedy Joe; Broken Windmill.

Personnel

Rob Reddy
saxophone

Additional Personnel

Rob Reddy: soprano saxophone; John Carlson: trumpet; Curtis Fowlkes: trombone; Charles Burnham: violin; Marika Hughes: cello; Marvin Sewell: guitars; Dom Richards: double bass; Pheeroan AkLaff: drums; Lisa Parrott: baritone saxophone (6); Oscar Noriega: clarinet (8).

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Date featured

January 8, 2016

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