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LOW STOCK LEVEL
3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Last Option
FORMAT
CD

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THR 071CD THR 071CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/8/2000

"The group features the unusual instrumentation of two woodwinds, trumpet, trombone, cello, tuba, bass, and trap drums, and is led by composer Edward Wilkerson. In order to have a good understanding of 8 Bold Souls, it is important to understand a bit more about the ensemble's leader. Musically, Wilkerson finds inspiration from those he has studied or worked with such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Lester Bowie, Fred Anderson, Von Freeman, Johnny Britt, as well as many other fellow members of the AACM. In addition, Wilkerson cites many non-musical inspirations like family, education, and readings. Fostered by the AACM, Wilkerson learned to think about music in an encouraging environment that prompted musical education in equal doses with experimentation. 8 Bold Souls' music is both melodic (reminiscent of small groups led by Duke Ellington and Jimmy Lunceford) and challenging (featuring complex arrangements for innovative instrumentation)."