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Caballito Negro: This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino

PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHT:

Caballito Negro: This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino

Performed by Terry Longshore (Marimba, Spoken Word) and Tessa Brinckman (Contrabass Flute)

ABOUT THE PIECE:

In 2015 composer Ivan Trevino was invited by the US State Department to perform and teach music for a week in Turkmenistan, with his cello-rock band, Break of Reality. Ivan wrote “This is Like Jazz!” as a response to hearing the rhythmic and metric complexities of traditional Turkmen music, and to time spent with young Turkmen musicians, who were not used to improvising. The contrabass flute grooves in a lyrical conversation with the marimba and spoken word, creating a narrative of Trevino’s time in Turkmenistan. Commissioned by Caballito Negro, “This Is Like Jazz!” is a co-commission with Joe Perez, Ben Prima/Cathie Apple (Citywater), Dwayne Corbin/Ruth Polcari (Simpson University), Shane Reeves, and Tomm Roland/Christine Beard (Zephyrus).

Written for contrabass flute, marimba, and spoken word with arrangements available for bass flute and alto flute. This recording is a video documentation of the audio recording by Caballito Negro on their Songlines EP. More information at caballitonegro.com.

When performed live, the marimba and spoken word are performed simultaneously, but were tracked separately for the studio recording.

Caballito Negro – Flutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore perform intercultural work, in a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s poem, “Canción de Jinete (1860)”, the Southern Oregon duo collaborates with many prominent, innovative artists, creating contemporary music that pushes the flute and percussion repertoire to new heights, and always in the spirit of duende.

Recording information:

Recorded at BrokenWorks Productions, Ashland, Oregon

Recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Sean McCoy, Oregon Sound Productions

Video Recording and Editing by Joseph Howe

http://caballitonegro.com
http://ivandrums.com
http://terrylongshore.com
http://tessabrinckman.com

MALLETS USED IN THIS PIECE

M111

M111 (M111)

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Very soft. For a warm, round sound that is perfect for low register chorales.

M112

M112 (M112)

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Soft. Produces a broad sound with tremendous projection that is dark, but not muffled.

M114

M114 (M114)

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Medium. The most popular model in the series, this mallet covers the entire range of the marimba and produces a singing sound that is full of life.