In Your Face

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In Your Face

There is some intense playing on this score. In particular by violist Lauren Baba who does an outstanding job, as well as flutist Christine Tavolacci who destroys a through-composed solo I wrote for her with so much gusto and poise.
I have always loved mid-tempo half-time shuffles and it was evident to me that that rhythm would be the drumming of choice to propel this music in the right direction. Renaissance man Eric KM Clark sampled a text I wrote about my personal meaning of the phrase "In Your Face"; we had a lot of fun having it start the whole piece in our live performances. I always get a kick out of the shouting section at the end; if we don’t shout our hearts out convincingly, we “don’t sell it” and the culmination of the tune could be compromised. It has never happened, but the thought of it keeps us on our toes until the very last note.

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from Three Kids Music, released April 1, 2016
José Gurría's
Gurrisonic Orchestra

Personnel

José Gurría: Composer, Arranger/Orchestrator, Drummer, Music Director

Brass
Mike Stever: Trumpet/Piccolo Trumpet/Flugelhorn 1
Daniel Rosenboom: Trumpet/Flugelhorn 2
Allen Fogle: French Horn
Peter Connell: Tenor Trombone/Bass Trombone
Blake Cooper: Tuba in C/Tuba in F/Cimbasso

Woodwinds
Christine Tavolacci: Alto Flute/Flute 1
Daniel Weidlein: Flute 2/Soprano Sax/Tenor Saxophone 2
Justo Almario: Flute 3/Clarinet in Bb3/Tenor Saxophone 1
Gavin Templeton: Flute 4/Alto Saxophone/Bass Clarinet 3/Baritone Sax 1
Brian Walsh: Bb Clarinet 1/Bass Clarinet 1/Baritone Sax 2
Rory Mazzella: Bb Clarinet 2/Eb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet 2

Rhythm Section
Daniel Szabo: Piano
Alexander Noice: Electric Guitar/sfx
José Gurría-Cárdenas: Drumset

String Section
Tylana Renga: Violin 1/Viola 2
Eric KM Clark: Violin 2/sfx-loops
Lauren Baba: Violin 3/Viola 1
April Guthrie: Violoncello 1/Voice
Aniela Perry: Violoncello 2
Dave Tranchina: Doublebass
Guests
Karina Kallas: Voice
Dorian Wood: Voice
Areni Agbabian: Voice

Conductor
Marc Lowenstein

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Gurrisonic Orchestra Los Angeles, California

Gurrisonic Orchestra is a 22-piece ensemble that brings together some of the most creative and innovative improvisers in Los Angeles. Gurrisonic Orchestra performs genre-bending original music, pushing the boundaries of instrumentation and style with a mix of spoken word, and multi-media, framed by through-composed orchestral landscapes with tinges of avant-garde, jazz, and contemporary music. ... more

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