And Other Orchestral Jazz Works
Henry Wolking composer
Warsaw Philharmonic | Jerzy Swoboda composer
Slovak Radio Symphony | Robert Black conductor
London Symphony | Madeline Schatz conductor
Duehlmeier-Gritton Duo piano
John Harbaugh trumpet
Renowned Nevada-based Floridian composer, author, and teacher, Henry Wolking follows up his recent and miraculous IN SEA, with a Big Round Records re-release of POWELL CANYONS: AND OTHER ORCHESTRAL JAZZ WORKS. First released in 2000 by MMC Recordings, this stunning and effervescent album of orchestral jazz compositions is a quintessential key to understanding Wolking’s work and nature inspired aesthetic.
Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony, as well as collaborations with trumpeter, John Harbaugh, and Steinway artists, Susan Duehlmeier and Bonnie Gritton, Powell Canyons peaks in height and leaps into the depths for a seismic listening experience.
This earthly intensity is particularly felt in the Slovak Radio Symphony’s rendering of “Forests,” a piece that flourishes like a pine in winter and a maple in summer light. Conductor Robert Black leads these phosphorescent movements along with immaculate precision and feeling.
POWELL CANYONS: AND OTHER ORCHESTRAL JAZZ WORKS is, as Wolking intends, a valley spanning album—celebratory and leaping. Dig up and become a part of this landscape.