Go: Organic Orchestra
For this, the third concert recording of Go: Organic Orchestra, artistic director Adam Rudolph has reunited with longtime collaborator and mentor Yusef Lateef. Rudolph conducts the orchestra in an improvisational process, utilizing themes and cues he and Lateef have composed. From these compositional modules, Rudolph spontaneously constructs the sonic environments with which the soloists interact.
In the realization that all meanings cannot be adequately expressed by words informs me why this music exists. To ask what this music means, in the sense of something that can put into words, is to deny its existence. The late John Dewey might have described this music as an experience which has run its course to fulfillment or an experience that has developed towards its own prototype, gaining distinctions in itself.
So listen intensely…become affected by the music, to perhaps by chance delighted by the perennials with-In the Garden of Life.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the musicians who spent so much time and effort in learning these new musical concepts, and who brought so much of their great skill and individual creative imagination to the process. Most special thanks to Brother Yusef for so generously sharing his vast musical knowledge and deep personal wisdom with all of us. Peace, peace, light, peace and love.
YUSEF LATEEF: tenor sax, flute, alto flute, shenai, vocal, cruzaphone, bamboo flutes, selya overtone flute, moan flute, duckaphone
BENNIE MAUPIN: bass clarinet, alto flute, bamboo flute, mini bugle, rain stick, sakuhashi
RALPH JONES: flute, alto flute, hichiriki, ney, bamboo trumpet
ELLEN BURR: flute, alto flute, piccolo, bamboo flute, ocarina, jaw harp
DAVID PHILIPSON: bansuri, suling
EMILY HAY: flute, alto flute, piccolo, bamboo flute, train whistle
PABLO CALOGERO: bass clarinet, bass flute, tibetan longhorn
GUSTAVO BULGACH: clarinet, bamboo flute
PAUL SHERMAN: oboe, english horn, baroque oboe
SARA SCHOENBECK: bassoon, sonai
FAWNTICE McCAIN: flute, suling, tin whistle, ocarina, harmonica
TRACY WANNOMAE: clarinet, flute, bamboo flutes, whistle
MATT ZEBLEY: alto clarinet, bamboo flute
CHRIS HEENAN: bass clarinet, bamboo flute, pungi
CORY WRIGHT: bass clarinet, clarinet, kena
KAREN ELAINE BAKUNIN: viola, waterphone
ADAM RUDOLPH: handrumset (congas, djembe, tarija) talking drum, vocal, high balaphone, cajon, selya overtone flute
ALEX CLINE: gongs, bells, cymbals, woodblocks, bass drum, snare drum, iya batajon
MUNYUNGO JACKSON: balafon, kutiro, udu, cajon, marimbula, surdos, iya batajon, talking drum, leg bells, percussion
HARRIS EISENSTADT: drum set, kutiro, itotele batajon, percussion
MILES SHREWSBERY: tabla, frame drum, udu, shakers
ANDRES RENTERIA: bata, cajon, bowls, shakers