LOOKS OF A LOT was commissioned by the CHICAGO SYMPHONY CENTER.
In memory of Willie Pickens and Aaron Rushing.
released February 23, 2018
Der Doppelgänger is written by Franz Schubert
Wabash Stomp is written by Roy Eldridge
Jason Moran - Piano & Music Box
Tarus Mateen - Bass
Nasheet Waits - Drums
Katie Ernst - Voice and Bass
Ken Vandermark - Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet
Theaster Gates - Voice
Arranged and Orchestrated by Tyler Gilmore
Kenwood Academy Band
Asmina Turner - Alto Sax/Flute
Jarrett Crenshaw - Tenor Sax
Nyree Moore - Alto Sax
Reginald McCoy - Alto Sax
Samuel Reynolds - Alto Sax
Tyler Bloomfield - Tenor Sax
William Bishop-Green - Baritone Sax
Charles Morgan - Piano
Tyler Smith - Piano
Steven Bowman Jr. - Bass Guitar
Daniel Day - Drums
*Danyah Harris - Congas/Aux
*DeaMonte Russell - Drums/Congas/Aux
Dylan Hunter - Cymbals
Kendall Curtis - Cymbals
Kyndal Purkett - Snare Drum
Nairobi Tribble - Quints
Tyler Brown - Bass Drum
William Butler - Bass Drum
Steven Bowman, Sr.
Kenwood Academy Principal
Dr. Gregory L. Jones
Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS/2014/
Alicia Hall Moran
Recorded on June 1 & 2, 2017 at
WBEZ Chicago Public Media - Chicago, IL
Sascha von Oertzen
Thank you to James Fahey for commissioning this work and supporting the vision.
Extra special thanks to Gerald and Bethany and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band for their tireless efforts rehearsing the band. Your work is tremendous.
I am eternally grateful to Katie Ernst and Ken Vandermark for giving so much support to the music and the musicians. Your presence is felt.
Theaster Gates, my brother in arms, thank you for designing the set, and making a frame for us to set our work inside.
And to the fiery Bandwagon, Tarus and Nasheet, my brothers for life. Thank you for sharing each and every time we make music together.
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