James Emery: Transformations

Composer-guitarist James Emery’s "Transformations" contains his second major composition for orchestra and a handful of quartet pieces. The orchestra work, "Transformations," features Vienna’s notable Klangforum Wien playing highly detailed sections, with Emery and his band as soloists. The piece explores the territory between free-ranging jazz and avant-garde concert music.
Released: 7/1/2003
Genre: Jazz
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James Emery says this work for orchestra balances composition and improvisation.
Second Movement
James Emery describes how this section of the piece was built around one phrase.
Interlude #1
This interlude is a good example of James Emery’s guitar improvisation.
Klangforum Wien
Word of praise for one of Europe’s best orchestras and conductor Emilio Pomarico.
The CD also has four quartet pieces, including this one with unusual voicings.
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