Lovely Music Ltd
Release date
6 Feb 2007
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Blues #1 6:42 237
2 Um Cha Chi Chum 4:00 130
3 Hipnosis 3:39 188
4 Big Wood (Viola) 7:50 76
5 Folk Song (Viola) 5:42 224
6 Off The Top of My Head 4:55 91
7 Wouldn't You 3:29 113
8 Dive For The Oyster, Dip For The Pearl 4:17 197
9 Keep On Trucking Brother 2:52 96
10 Festival Finale 5:34 206
11 Giant Steps 4:06 300

About this album

An extraordinary CD of solo violin and viola improvisations by the composer/performer who has been called “not only the father of extended improvisational string music, but also one of the guiding lights of creative music as a whole” (String Magazine). In other words, “no violinist in the field can touch Leroy Jenkins” (The Village Voice). The selections on this CD cover a wide spectrum of expression and ideas in both Jenkins’ original compositions and his reading of two modern classics by Gillespie and Coltrane: “Blues #1 ,” “Um Cha Chi Chum,” “Hipnosis,” “Big Wood,” “Folk Song,” “Off the Top of My Head,” “Wouldn’t You” (Dizzy Gillespie), “Dive for the Oyster, Dip for the Pearl,” “Keep on Trucking Brother,” “Festival Finale,” and the famous “Giant Steps” (John Coltrane).

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