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Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers

Rachel Barton Pine, Matthew Hagle

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1
Blues (Deliver My Soul)
David N. Baker; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
4:11
Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin  
2
I. Plain Blue/s
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Rachel Barton Pine
1:21
3
II. Just Blue/s
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Rachel Barton Pine
2:59
4
III. Jettin' Blue/s
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Rachel Barton Pine
2:30
5
Louisiana Blues Strut (A Cakewalk)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Rachel Barton Pine
2:32
Suite for Violin & Piano  
6
I. African Dancer
William Grant Still; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
4:31
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II. Mother and Child
William Grant Still; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
6:08
8
III. Gamin
William Grant Still; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
2:06
A Set of Dance Tunes for Solo Violin  
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No. 1, Walk Around "Brudder Bones"
Noel DaCosta; Rachel Barton Pine
3:54
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No. 2, Neumedia
Noel DaCosta; Rachel Barton Pine
2:56
11
No. 3, Little Diamond - Bird on the Wing Jigs
Noel DaCosta; Rachel Barton Pine
1:58
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No. 4, New Orleans Clog
Noel DaCosta; Rachel Barton Pine
0:58
13
No. 5, "New Orleans" Clog Blues
Noel DaCosta; Rachel Barton Pine
3:17
Levee Dance  
14
Op. 26 No. 2
Clarence Cameron White; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
3:51
15
In a Sentimental Mood (Arr. W. Logan for Violin & Piano)
Duke Ellington; Wendell Logan; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
3:25
Blues Dialogues  
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I. Blues Feeling
Dolores White; Rachel Barton Pine
3:24
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II. Expressive
Dolores White; Rachel Barton Pine
2:45
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III. Fast and Funky
Dolores White; Rachel Barton Pine
1:13
19
IV. Moderately Fast
Dolores White; Rachel Barton Pine
2:49
20
Woogie Boogie
Errollyn Wallen; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
2:26
21
Incident on Larpenteur Avenue
Billy Childs; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
7:44
22
Filter
Daniel Bernard Roumain; Rachel Barton Pine
4:35
23
A Song Without Words
S. Charles Brown; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
3:10
Lenox Avenue  
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The Blues (Arr. for Violin & Piano)
Anonymous; William Grant Still; Rachel Barton Pine; Matthew Hagle
3:55
Total Playing Time    78:38
"Barton Pine and partner Matthew Hagle are to be commended for such a thoughtful, gracious, and inspiring program, recorded in Cedille’s typical robust and clear sound."
- Audiophile Audition

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” (Washington Post) known for her “bravura technique and soulful musicianship” (New York Times), headlines a groundbreaking album of blues-influenced classical works for solo violin and violin and piano by 20th and 21st century composers of African descent.

World-premiere recordings include Noel Da Costa’s A Set of Dance Tunes for Solo Violin, based on American fiddle tunes, and Billy Childs’s Incident on Larpenteur Avenue, a single-movement violin sonata/tone poem written as a response to a fatal shooting by police. Another premiere is Wendell Logan’s violin and piano arrangement of Duke Ellington’s 1935 composition, In a Sentimental Mood.

The album’s title track, Dolores White’s improvisational "Blues Dialogues", draws on classical, jazz, and country music, as well as African-American vocalizations and a blues harmonic language. David N. Baker’s gospel-tinged Blues (Deliver My Soul) evokes the ecstatic energy of a Black church service. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s Blue/s Forms and Louisiana Blues Strut befit a composer with a legacy of achievements in the classical, jazz, modern dance, and pop music worlds.

Each movement of William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano evokes the work of a different African-American visual artist. Clarence Cameron White’s Levee Dance, a favorite of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, surrounds a traditional African-American spiritual with a playful, syncopated dance. Errollyn Wallen’s Woogie Boogie is a humorous and inventive reimaging of the boogie-woogie blues dance. Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Filter, with a new opening cadenza written specially for Rachel Barton Pine, conjures the sounds of electronic dance music and psychedelic guitar. Concluding the program, Charles S. Brown’s A Song Without Words was inspired by bottleneck guitar player and gospel blues master Blind Willie Johnson.
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