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WATERS, CHARLES QUARTET - Chroma Colossus: 13 Visions of the City


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"The new album from Charles Waters Quartet entitled Chroma Colossus: 13 Visions of the City marks an important new contribution to the modern jazz tradition. Among other reevaluations of New York that occurred in the aftermath of 9-11 and Hurricane Sandy, Chroma Colossus: 13 Visions of the City presents an important imagining of our relation to the space, sound, energy and resilience of New York. Beyond Waters, the quartet consists of Andrew Barker (drums), Chris McIntyre (trombone) and George Rush (Bass/Tuba). The album's song cycle is based on a text by Brooklyn-based author and MacArthur Fellow Colson Whitehead, who reads a passage from his book The Colossus of Brooklyn on the song "Brooklyn Bridge". Composer Charles Waters was born and raised in North Carolina, but first emerged as an artist in the mid-1990's in Atlanta as part of the Gold Sparkle Band. After moving to New York City in 1998, he became active in the Downtown music scene, composing for and playing saxophone and clarinet with The Gold Sparkle Band and Acid Birds. Waters has been featured on over fifty recordings and has released full-length releases for labels such as Squealer, Blackest Rainbow, Third Eye and QBICO. " - Amish.

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