Faculty Concert: The Music of Ethan Iverson
Jazz faculty member Ethan Iverson celebrates his new Blue Note Records album Every Note Is True with a concert featuring Iverson’s trio with Larry Grenadier and Nasheet Waits. The concert will also feature the American premiere of Ritornello, Sinfonias, and Cadenzas, a through-composed, 40-minute suite for eight horns and rhythm section played by members of the New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra. They’ll present the same program on February 11, 2022 at Roulette in Brooklyn.
This performance will be in-person only. A digital broadcast of this concert will air on March 10.
- Members of NEC Jazz Orchestra
Ethan Iverson | Ritornello, Sinfonias, and Cadenzas (2021)
Sinfonia I: “Police Woman”
Sinfonia II: “Trumpet Canon”
Sinfonia III: “Forgive Me”
Ritornello and Coda
Ritornello means “return,” a recurring fanfare in the baroque style. Sinfonia is a diminutive symphony, in this case three diverse sonata forms. For Cadenzas, soloists will rhapsodize against the ensemble.The instrumentation is modeled on Stravinsky’s Octet (with saxophones in for the bassoons) plus jazz rhythm section. The work was commissioned by the Umbria Jazz Festival and premiered in Perugia in July 2021.
Will Fredendall, flute
Chris Ferrari, clarinet
Mike Cameron, alto saxophone
Shota Renwick, tenor saxophone
Mike Brehm, Zoe Murphy, trumpet
Joey Dies, trombone
Weza Jamison-Neto, trombone
Ben Friedland, double bass
Nadav Friedman, drums