Monday, July 9, 2018

African American Composer Initiative: New CD "Where Freedom Rings" Available

Where Freedom Rings: Compositions by Contemporary African American Composers
The African American Composer Initiative
Cambria Music
We are very excited to announce the July 6 release of our second CD on Cambria Music, available now on Amazon
Where Freedom Rings
Where Freedom Rings is the title of AACI’s new CD presenting compositions by four outstanding contemporary composers well-known to our concert audiences:  Regina Baiocchi, Valerie Capers, Joshua McGhee, and John Robinson.

Included are new works by Valerie Capers: Ruby, a “docu-cycle” and two songs to texts of Abbey Lincoln; three recent chamber works by Joshua McGhee; a new piano trio and newly arranged piano duets by John Robinson; and solo piano and vocal/chamber music by Regina Baiocchi. The works by Capers, McGhee, and Robinson are AACI commissions, new additions to the chamber music repertoire. 
Performers on the album are soprano Yolanda Rhodes, pianists Josephine Gandolfi, LaDoris Cordell, and Deanne Tucker, violinist Susan C. Brown, cellist Victoria Ehrlich, flutist Stephanie McNab, bassoonist Douglas Brown, clarinetist Carol Somersille, trumpeter John Worley, trombonist John Monroe, bassist John Robinson, percussionist Jim Kassis, and vocalist LaDoris Cordell. The CD was produced by Jeannie Pool, recorded by Mark Dalrymple.
Our first CD, Piano Works by Zenobia Powell Perry, is also available on amazon here, and we will be announcing another CD soon!

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LaDoris Cordell, Jodi Gandolfi, Deanne Tucker and all the musicians of AACI

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