Bug Music: Music Of The Raymond Scott Quintette, John Kirby & His Orchestra, And The Duke Ellington Orchestra Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, John Kirby and Raymond Scott all employed groundbreaking positional techniques that both bewitched the public and critics alike. With Bug Music, clarinetist Don Byron, an inventor and innovator in his own right, has reexamined this substantial body of American music. Rather than simply playing the tunes as note-for-note recreations, Byron has chosen to "recognize "out ideas in other posers, recycle them and synthesize something new within the circumstances of their own era and genre; to bine information from outside sources with one is individual sense of what is possible." (Byron, from the liner note). Bug Music is another of Byron is explorations into the possibilities of ensemble music. Byron further expands this reputation by viewing this body of work in a way that has not been done before - as another framework that describes the potential of improvisatory and scored music, from yesterday and tomorrow.
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