Extensions of the Tradition

Description: 
Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Richard Wagner and Claude Debussy you say?
Composers: 
Bill Banfield
Performers: 
Charlotte Givens
Dan Michalak
Ellen Weckler
Fred Ormand
Harry Sargous
Howard Watkins
Lee Melvin
Linda Trotter
Louise Toppin
Lynette Diers Cohen
Timothy Holly
Velda Kelly
Catalog Number: 
#510
Genre: 
new classical
Collection: 
chamber
solo voice
string quartet
piano
Location: 

Ann Arbor, MI

UPC: 
726708651022
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Dec 20, 2011
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD
Extensions of the TraditioniTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.4 Persons: No. 1. Monk08:11$0.99
2.4 Persons: No. 2. Gil02:49$0.99
3.4 Persons: No. 3. Undine06:18$0.99
4.4 Persons: No. 4. Jaco04:13$0.99
5.Spiritual Songs: No. 1. Were You There?08:05$0.99
6.Spiritual Songs: No. 2. Hold On03:59$0.99
7.Spiritual Songs: No. 3. Soon and Very Soon03:07$0.99
8.Wagussyduke06:37$0.99
9.The Prophetess II: I. Fret Not02:58$0.99
10.The Prophetess II: II. Clean Hands02:11$0.99
11.The Prophetess II: III. Whom Shall I Fear01:09$0.99
12.The Prophetess II: IV. New Song03:09$0.99
13.Cone Tone (version for String Quartet): I. Let Us Break02:41$0.99
14.Cone Tone (version for String Quartet): II. My Cuzin George (homage to George Gershwin)03:42$0.99
15.Cone Tone (version for String Quartet): III. Grace Amazin' and Abundant04:20$0.99
16.00:00$
17.4 Persons: No. 1. Monk08:11$0.99
18.4 Persons: No. 2. Gil02:49$0.99
19.4 Persons: No. 3. Undine06:18$0.99
20.4 Persons: No. 4. Jaco04:13$0.99
21.Spiritual Songs: No. 1. Were You There?08:05$0.99
22.Spiritual Songs: No. 2. Hold On03:59$0.99
23.Spiritual Songs: No. 3. Soon and Very Soon03:07$0.99
24.Wagussyduke06:37$0.99
25.The Prophetess II: I. Fret Not02:58$0.99
26.The Prophetess II: II. Clean Hands02:11$0.99
27.The Prophetess II: III. Whom Shall I Fear01:09$0.99
28.The Prophetess II: IV. New Song03:09$0.99
29.Cone Tone (version for String Quartet): I. Let Us Break02:41$0.99
30.Cone Tone (version for String Quartet): II. My Cuzin George (homage to George Gershwin)03:42$0.99
31.Cone Tone (version for String Quartet): III. Grace Amazin' and Abundant04:20$0.99

Extensions of the Tradition

One Sheet: 
Composer William Banfield links his chamber music and song creations to the great Afro-American tradition of spirituals, the jazz heritage of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, and the harmonic influence of European composers like Richard Wagner and Claude Debussy.
Reviews: 

BC Music Reviews

"This music tickles the ear in a new way at each listening. Blending the traditions of African American spiritual songs, jazz, and classical music difficult, yet William C. Banfield mixes these better than Quik mixing into milk. New music rarely achieves the state of originality that Banfield finds within himself. Extensions is surprising, emotive, hard to describe in words. These compositions are that fress. Drawn from tradition, Extensions is alive far beyond imitation."

- Steve Henn