Alvin Singleton: Somehow We Can

For three decades, Alvin Singleton’s compositions have blended scored passages and jazz-inflected improvisation. In "Somehow We Can," he offers four distinct pieces from throughout his career, featuring Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Davis, Martha Mooke and the Marian Anderson String Quartet. The pieces range from the reflective to the boisterous, stretching musical boundaries along the way.
Somehow We Can
Released: 1/21/2002
Label: Tzadik
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Somehow We Can
Alvin Singleton has always tried to fuse improvisation with composing for the concert stage.
Title Cut
"Somehow We Can" was a chance to compose for a string quartet that would perform the work.
Mookestueck
Martha Mooke’s innovative viola playing inspired this solo piece.
Vous Compra
This duet, featuring Wadada Leo Smith and Anthony Davis, shows Singleton’s jazzier side.
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