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A beautifully performed concert program of music by African-American composers.

Lecolion Washington, Jr., a faculty member at the University of Memphis, has put together an intriguing mix of works for bassoon by African-American composers. Ranging from William Grant Still, who was born in 1895 to Daniel Bernard Roumain, born in 1970, the collection offers a concise history of African-Americans composers who have concentrated on classical music. Altogether a beautifully performed concert program of music for bassoon.
Contents:
Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Bassoon Set
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, Mark Ensley, piano

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), composer
Lecolion Loops (after Uti Var hage)
Lecolion Washington, bassoon

Ed Bland, composer
One on One for Bassoon and Clarinet
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, Carina Nyberg Washington, clarinet

Ed Bland, composer
For Bassoon
Lecolion Washington, bassoon

Ed Bland, composer
One on One for Bassoon & Virtual Percussion
Lecolion Washington, bassoon

Gary Powell Nash, composer
Deformation V for Bassoon & Piano after J.S. Bach's Allegro from Sonata II in A Minor for Solo Violin
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, Mark Ensley, piano

Traditional
Uti Var Hage
Lecolion Washington, bassoon

Ulysses Kay, composer
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, Mark Ensley, piano

William Grant Still, composer
If You Should Go
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, Mark Ensley, piano

William Grant Still, composer
Song for the Lonely
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, Mark Ensley, piano

William Grant Still, composer
Bayou Home
Lecolion Washington, bassoon, Mark Ensley, piano

Review:
"This CD exemplifies the full range of the bassoon, all of which Mr. Washington commands. He has given a focus to some fine music..." (Dominique René de Lerma, Lawrence University)

"Bassoonist Lecolion Washington...may seem to have picked a quintessentially small slice of the musical universe with this disc of bassoon music by African-American composers, but the disc turns out to be a sterling demonstration of the variety of this least understood branch of the great tree of black music. ...an unexpected pleasure." (AllMusic)

"This disc works well on at least three levels: as a display of the bassoon, as interesting music, and--not to be sneered at--as neat background music for whatever else you may be doing." (Fanfare)
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