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Artist: Gailloreto Jazz String Quintet, Jim
Title: The Pythiad
Format: CD
Catalog Number:33022
Barcode:805553302225 itemnumber=1000121543
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Release Date: 8/18/2017
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Modern classical chamber music 

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Chicago saxophonist Jim Gailloreto's "The Pythiad" is a multi-movement composition written for voice, string quartet, soprano saxophone and string bass, performed by his Jazz String Quintet and featuring jazz vocalist Cheryl Wilson. Blending classical music and modern jazz, Gailloreto interweaves improvisation with skilled post-impressionistic modernist writing through nine movements, each framing the tales of lesser know Greek heroes with contemporary language, metaphors, and slang; their story being transformed for a modern audience. Old myths are mixed with tropes of '80s action cinema, video games, disaster films, as well as the lyricist's perspectives of medicine, athletics, gender and faith. Through story and song, each movement examines human nature and heroism, and all the imperfections underneath the surface. •"Serenely beautiful...the intricacy, detail and innovation of Gailloreto's writing evoked the sense of a chamber orchestra." - Chicago Tribune

Track Listing

[4:14] I Oracle Of Delphi

[5:41] II Caeneus 

[7:51] III Deucalion & Pyrrha 

[4:24] IV Menoeceus 

[7:29] V Autolycus 

[5:19] VI Asclepius  

[4:10] VII Atalanta 

[5:41] VIII Philemon and Baucis 

[6:59] IX Dioscuri  

[6:37] River 

[5:54] Three Views of a Secret 

[5:50] The Peacocks

Performers on this Album
Jim Gailloreto - soprano saxophone
Cheryl Wilson - vocals
Carmen Kassinger - violin
Lisa Fako - violin
Loretta Gillespie - viola
Jill Kaeding - cello
Christian Dillingham - double bass
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Tone Zone Recording, Chicago, IL
Original Recording Engineer: Jim Massoth
Mastering Facility: Urban Guerrilla Engineers, Chicago, IL
Mastering Engineer: Danny Leake
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