It's Trumpet Time with the Festival of New Trumpet at Vision Festival 16
Festival of New Trumpet makes its contribution to Vision Festival 16 and offers a detailed interview with Ted Daniel including this summary below.
FONT: What is your relationship to King Oliver's playing?
TD: King Oliver's improvisations were blues based, rhythmically intricate and his sound, which he constantly worked on, was highly personal and original. He was not conservatory- trained and his style and technique were a response of his own musical vision and influenced by his environment. I am also not conservatory-trained and am largely self-taught. I consider myself a blues-based player (not a blues player) with an original sound. The positive aspect of being self- taught is that it often leads to originality in style and technique. Having worked primarily in the free jazz" or avant-garde" genre, I have always felt that the collective improvisation aspect of the music was a continuation of what took place at the beginning of the music. King Oliver was one of the main architects of collective improvisation, which at that time was the avant-garde" of music being created in America. I like to think of my musical efforts as part of this continuum, which is moving the music forward."
Abrons Art Center Main Stage
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Amir ElSaffar's Within/Between
8:30PM to 9:30PM
Ted Daniel's International Brass Membrane Corps Salutes to King Oliver
Ted Daniel (cornet)
Charles Burnham (violin)
Howard Johnson (tuba)
Newman Taylor Baker (drums)
Orlando 'Que' Rodriguez (percussion)
Tomasz Stanko Quartet
Stephanie Richards' WATERcolor
Jonathan Finlayson's Sicilian Defense