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Dorian Wallace

Dorian Wallace is a composer, pianist, teacher, and activist whose work often explores socio political issues such as class consciousness, the unconscious experience, and is highly critical of authoritarianism, capitalism, dogmatism, censorship, and oppression. He is the co-founding artistic director of progressive and socially conscious new music collective Tenth Intervention, and bandleader of the improvisational septendectet The Free Sound Ahn-somble, both based in New York City. He has collaborated with artists such as Nicholas Finch, NouLou Chamber Players, Paul Pinto, Charlotte Mundy, Pamela Z, Frank London, Experiments In Opera, Ensemble Interactivo de La Habana - EIH, Composers Concordance, Periapsis Music and Dance, Robert Ashley, Seneca Black, Matt Marks, RIOULT Dance, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Kensaku Shinohara, and John Sanborn. His work (individually and collectively) has been presented as a featured artist at National Sawdust, NPR's Science Friday, Rubin Museum of Art, The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR, Pompidou Centre, Palais Jacques Coeur, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Casa de las Américas La Habana, Cuba, Americas Society, New Music USA, Lower Manhattan Community Council, the Earle Brown Music Foundation, the Johnstone Fund for New Music, the Puffin Foundation, Caveat, New Music Gathering, Universidad de Costa Rica, Interlochen Public Radio, New York University’s Precarious Sounds // Sounding Sanctuary conference, and the 2018-19 Composer-in-residence with Exploring the Metropolis. Dorian works extensively as a dance accompanist at Martha Graham Dance Company, Barnard College of Columbia University, Juilliard, Doug Varone and Dancers, and Interlochen Center for the Arts

Political Blues

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Political Blues; Hal

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

World Saxophone Quartet: Political Blues

Read "Political Blues" reviewed by Jim Santella

Long recognized as an avant-garde fixture with creativity up the wazoo, the World Saxophone Quartet has a language all its own. Its four-part harmony flows worlds apart from the norm while its improvised antics reach right out into your soul and grab hold. The quartet's albums can usually be ranked at the top before you even ...

Political Blues

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Political Blues; Hal's Blues; Mannish Boy; Let's Have Some Fun; Amazin' Disgrace; Bluocracy Pt. I; Bluocracy Pt. II; Bluocracy Pt. III; Blue Diamond; Harlem; Spy On Me Blues.

Political Blues

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Political Blues (D.Murray) 9.01; Hal's Blues (D.Murray) 2.51; Mannish Boy (M.Waters) 7.22; Let's Have Some Fun (O.Lake) 7.19; Amazin' Disgrace (Bluiett) 5.51; Bluocracy Pt. I (C.Harris) 5.03; Bluocracy Pt. II (C.Harris) 2.21; Bluocracy Pt. III (C.Harris) 3.40; Blue Diamond (J.Tacuma e L.Pearson) 4.37; Harlem (C.Harris) 7.23; Spy On Me Blues (O.Lake) 5.54.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

World Saxophone Quartet: Political Blues

Read "Political Blues" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Con una forza dirompente arriva un nuovo capitolo della saga del World Saxophone Quartet, un album di denuncia, molto politicizzato e che attacca, senza tanti giri di parole, l’attuale situazione americana. Il longevo gruppo (che festeggerà l’anno prossimo il trentennale), con alla testa i tre superstiti David Murray, Oliver Lake e Bluiett dà una decisa scossa ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

World Saxophone Quartet: Political Blues

Read "Political Blues" reviewed by Karl A.D. Evangelista

Political conscience occupies a special place in the quintessence of modern jazz, fueling, in its most heated moments, the stuff of blunt insurrection. It remains to be seen whether Political Blues, the most recent offering by the World Saxophone Quartet, occupies the same territory as those few moments of musical activism that have not only informed ...


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