Friday, July 29, 2011 'Tami Lee Hughes celebrates violin music by African-American composers on Albany Records'

[Tami Lee Hughes; Legacy: Violin Music of African American Composers; Albany Records (2011)]

This is the first of two CDs of works of composers of African descent from The Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) and Albany Records. A disc of symphonic works of Florence B. Smith Price is due to be released next month:
July 29, 2011
By Michael Quinn
“Violinist Tami Lee Hughes has recorded an album of works for solo violin and violin-and-piano duo by African-American composers for Albany Records. The program spans almost 200 years, with the earliest work featured, Bingham’s Cotillion, composed in 1820 by Francis Johnson. The most recent is Chad ‘Sir Wick’ HughesS.L.I.C.E., which dates from 2009.

Other works include George Morrison’s set of Five Violin Solos from 1947; David Baker’s 1979 Jazz Suite; and Ozie Cargile’s Mixed Feelings, which was composed in 2000. Hughes is joined for some of the works by pianist Ellen Bottorff. [Francis B. Johnson (1792-1844) and Florence B. Smith Price (1887-1953) are profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

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