James Brown Loops (1993)
Only performance on a student composer concert at the University of Michigan on November 2, 1993 conducted by the composer.
James Brown Loops is for two antiphonal funk bands. The instrumentation of each band is: Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, 2 Trumpets, BassTrombone, Electric Bass, Drumset and Percussion. Small rhythmic fragments inspired by the eponymous Master and other hard-funking, horn-based bands (Fishbone, Tower of Power, George Clinton) are treated to various Medieval and Renaissance compositional techniques to acheive a wall of sound.
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Trumpets: Chris Bubolz, Daniel Savolskis, Michael
Alto Saxes: Andrew Bishop and Keeho Kang
Tenor saxes: Chris Creviston and
Baritone Saxes: Colin Stetson
Bass Trombones: Ralph Mondarano and Tom Snyder
Drumsets: Piet Striuyk and Don Prior
Basses: Jon Green and John Holkeboer
Percussion: John Maloney and John Polito