CHAMBER JAZZ

Songs in the Dark (2016) for voice, jazz soprano sax, piano, synth, electric bass, and drums
Three songs with text by Emily Bronte (1818-1848)
1. The Night is Darkening (text from poem “The Night is Darkening”)
Interlude: Frozen (piano solo)
2. Fall, Leaves, Fall (text from poem “Fall, Leaves, Fall”)
3. I’ll Not Weep (text from poem “Stanzas”)

Live recording at the Bop shop August 21, 2016 featuring:

Jennifer Bellor, vocals
Colin Gordon, soprano saxophone
Julian Garvue, piano
Andrew Links, keyboard
Tyrone Allen, electric bass
Aaron Staebell drums

 

 

Midnight Swim (2015) for soprano saxophone, piano, electric guitar, electric bass, and drums

This is a recording of Midnight Swim featuring Colin Gordon, soprano saxophone; Andrew Links, piano; Wendy Eisenberg, electric guitar; Tyrone Allen, electric bass; Aaron Staebell, drums:

 

 

Chase the Stars remix (2015) for trumpet, piano, electric guitar, electric bass, drums

Mike Kaupa, trumpet
Andrew Links, piano
Wendy Eisenberg, electric guitar
Tyrone Allen, electric bass
Aaron Staebell, drums

 

 

Familiar Stranger remix (2015) for soprano saxophone, piano, electric bass and drums


Colin Gordon, soprano saxophone
Andrew Links, piano
Tyrone Allen, electric bass
Aaron Staebell, drums

 

 

Seattle Skies (2015) for bass clarinet, marimba, bass, and drums

This is a live recording from the premiere February 8, 2015 by the Rita Collective.

 

 

Noir (2013) for soprano sax, electric guitar, electric bass, and drums

Colin Gordon, soprano saxophone
Wendy Eisenberg, electric guitar
Tyrone Allen, electric bass
Aaron Staebell, drums

Video from Bop Shop Show August 21, 2016 featuring Colin Gordon (soprano sax), Julian Garvue (piano), Andrew Links (keyboard), Tyrone Allen (electric bass), and Aaron Staebell (drums):

Video from the premiere at the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival showcase Bending and Breaking: A Collaboration of composers, musicians, and dancers:

Colin Gordon, soprano sax
Wendy Eisenberg, electric guitar
Matt Krol, electric bass
Aaron Staebell, drums

 

 

Out of the Shadows (2012) for trumpet, string quartet, vibraphone, piano, bass, drums

Mike Kaupa, trumpet
Samantha Ciarlo and Tammy Hung, violin
David Chavez, viola
Lindsay Johnson, cello
Andrew Links, piano
Wendy Eisenberg, electric guitar
Tyrone Allen, electric bass
Aaron Staebell, drums

Out of the Shadows (orig. “Splash” 2012) for trumpet, string quartet, vibes, piano, bass, and drums was commissioned by jazz trumpetist Mike Kaupa for his summer jazz faculty recital at the Eastman School of Music.

 

 

A Walk at Dusk (2011) for trumpet, electric bass, and drums


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A Walk at Dusk(2011) was written for the Cuong Vu Trio, and premiered March 31, 2011 as a part of the Benson Composers Forum, Eastman School of Music. It is another version of the piece Splash, and includes space for free improvisation.