Clocked Out | The Wide Alley

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The Wide Alley

by Clocked Out

The rich musical traditions of China's Sichuan Province meet the Australian avant-garde in an innovative fusion of Chinese and Western sounds. Featuring street songs and jazz along with opera and folk, and an all-star band of 5 Chinese and 5 Australians.
Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Way
5:41 $0.99
2. Picking Begonias
2:46 $0.99
3. Bicycle Groove
5:25 $0.99
4. Di Da Kwa
7:01 $0.99
5. Huangshi Pagoda
2:20 $0.99
6. Happy Meeting
3:15 $0.99
7. At Huangshi's House
3:14 $0.99
8. The Cotton Man
2:31 $0.99
9. Brick By Brick
5:11 $0.99
10. Two Springs Reflect the Moon
6:32 $0.99
11. Going To the Flower Market
5:44 $0.99
12. Sichuan Opera Overture
16:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Wide Alley
Chinese Culture in Flux
Pulsating gongs blend with jazz harmonies, clouds of delicate bells envelop soulful melodies, and brash fragments of Sichuan percussion collide with wild free improvisations. The multi-cultural ensemble of voice, erhu, bamboo flute, trumpet, trombone, prepared piano and percussion features performers with diverse expertise in traditional, folk, jazz, and experimental styles. Together they create unexpected new worlds of sound, bringing disappearing traditions back to life.

The Wide Alley is the culmination of eight years of collaboration between musicians Vanessa Tomlinson, Erik Griswold and composer Zou Xiangping, and builds on their ongoing studies of Sichuan street music, folk music, and opera percussion. Their previous production, Sichuan Fantasy, was performed in Chengdu Arts Centre and at the Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth. A live performance with moving and still images projected onto hand painted screens, The Wide Alley was developed with the generous support of Asialink and the Queensland Music Festival, where it was premiered in 2007.

"Clocked Out's approach displays a meeting of forms across cultures and musical languages but also allows the musics of Sichuan enough time-space to stand on their own...and the music sounds so very good..." - Keith Gallasch, Realtime Arts, April-May 2009.

"The course of the an incredible pastiche of genres, and the breadth of dynamics is astonishing." - Scott Spark,



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