Samuel Blaser: Consort in Motion

Consort in Motion
Samuel Blaser, et al.
Kind of Blue 10046

Contents:

  1. Lamenta della Ninfa (Monteverdi, arr. Blaser)
  2. Reflections on Piagn'e Sospira (Blaser, after Monteverdi)
  3. Reflections on Toccata (Blaser, after Frescobaldi)
  4. Passacaglia (Marini, arr. Blaser)
  5. Ritornello (Monteverdi, arr. Blaser)
  6. Si Dolce è l'Tormento (Monteverdi, arr. Blaser)
  7. Balletto Secondo - Retirata (Marini, arr. Blaser)
  8. Reflections on Vespro della Beata Virgine (Blaser, after Monteverdi)
  9. Ritornello (Monteverdi, arr. Blaser)
  10. Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - Atto Quatro, Scène II (Monteverdi, arr. Blaser)

Performers: Samuel Blaser (trombone), Paul Motian (drums), Russ Lossing (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass)

Playing time: 58'

Recording date: December 2010 (New Jersey); released: 2011

In some cases, Blaser considers his music an arrangement of the original piece from c.1600, and in some cases he considers it more of a new composition as inspired by the original. The latter are named as Reflections.

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Todd McComb