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Oso

I composed this piece for my favorite Oso, my son Nicolás. Oso features some ripping interventions from Daniel Weidlein on soprano sax, Rory Mazzella on bass clarinet, and more prominently Christine Tavolacci on flute, who carries the tune on her own for a large portion of the piece with brutally exposed moments. In particular, I am very fond of these duets and trios we played with big brothers Justo Almario, and Eric KM Clark, that happened right in the middle of it all, while the orchestra plays stabs and pads behind us. We were definitely channeling some Third Stream’s Gunther Schuller vibes with a tad of the AACM sound, for this one.

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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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