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"Bass Inventions"

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Bruce Lindfield, Nov 30, 2001.


  1. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I just got a brochure for what's on musically in Brighton next year and this caught my eye.

    Apparently the Jazz-loving contemporary ("classical") composer Mark Anthony Turnage has written a showcase piece for Dave Holland called "Bass Inventions".

    So this is going to be featured in a concert in February, in my hone town, where Dave Holland will play with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group ( I believe he originally comes from this area?).

    I will definitely be going and am glad to see there is more crossover between the Jazz and Orchestral worlds - a highlight for me last year was the concerto which featured drummer Pete Erskine and percussionist Evelyn Glennie. But it's nice to see some Bass getting into the repertoire. :)
     
  2. Wish I was going. Sounds like a great night ahead.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  4. TJC

    TJC

    Jun 28, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I see that the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will be performing the piece again - with Dave Holland - at the Barbican Centre in London - Sunday 19th of January 2003.

    I've been searching (unsuccessfully) for a recording of this composition. Anybody know anything?
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The concert was great and was one of my musical highlights of the year - I have been searching for a recording ever since - I even asked Dave Holland on his website, that is part of "Jazz Corner" - but got no reply! :(
     
  6. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    He usually gets back to you quickly, so he must be pretty busy. I think I might have used his Email though, rather than the Q&A thing.