Wednesday, November 8, 2017

USA: Richard Sussman The Evolution Suite


“THE EVOLUTION SUITE” For Jazz Quintet, String Quartet, and Electronics
For Your Consideration
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
A Compelling Integration of
Jazz, Contemporary Classical Music, & Electronics featuring:

 RICHARD SUSSMAN-composer/piano/electronics,
SCOTT WENDHOLT-trumpet, RICH PERRY-tenor sax, 
The Sirius Quartet: 

with Special Guest:
ZACH BROCK-electric violin

Richard Sussman's ground-breaking Evolution Suite for Jazz Quintet, String Quartet, and Electronics is a five-movement, hour-long composition, funded by a Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant, and premiered and recorded live on December 20, 2015, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in New York City. Released on ZOHO Records, October 2016 (Eligible for 2018 Grammy Awards).

Long acknowledged as an accomplished and innovative jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and educator, Richard Sussman has been passionately exploring the inner and outer frontiers of contemporary musical expression throughout his entire career. The music for “The Evolution Suite” draws on Sussman’s many varied influences and areas of expertise, including straight ahead jazz, electronics, contemporary classical “New Music”, and elements from contemporary pop music. The ensemble features some of the best musicians on the planet. The result is a truly cutting edge blend of highly original music with a completely contemporary appeal.

“Pianist Richard Sussman is among the most ambitious composers on the jazz scene today. His latest project, the epic Evolution Suite, exemplifies this creative outlook with dignity and self-assurance.”  - Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat Four Stars! ✮✮✮✮
“A cohesive work displaying his mastery of composition and improvisation.  Filled with diverse rhythms and themes, a palpable excitement, fascinating electronics, and very beautiful moments – the effect of all of this is thrilling.” - Laurel Gross, NYC Jazz Record

"An amazing and very impressive work! Bravo & Congratulations!"
- Rufus Reid
“Beautiful piece, Richard.  Congratulations!” - Kenny Werner
"I checked out your “The Evolution Suite”. WOW!! Great! What an ambitious project. Bravo!!" - Ed Neumeister
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Richard Sussman: The Evolution Suite (Zoho)
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Richard Sussman: The Evolution Suite (Zoho)
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Evolution Suite Mvt I - "Into the Cosmic Kitchen"
"The Evolution Suite"
Live at Symphony Space