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Release Date: March 11, 2016

Catalog #: RR7927

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

James Zingara, trumpet

 

Sans Titre VII for unaccompanied solo trumpet  William Price

 

For the Mark of Time  Carl Vollrath

Chris Steele, piano

 

Out of the Blue 2.0  Valentin Mihai Bogdan

Valentin Bogdan, piano

 

4 Ich bin Maroon, Part I for trumpet, clarinet, and piano  William Price

The UAB Chamber Trio: James Zingara trumpet;

Denise Gainey, clarinet; Chris Steele, piano

 

Ovid’s Dream for trumpet and computer  Jeffrey D. Boehm

Chaos

Air and Sea

Earth

 

 

ALSO ON RAVELLO RECORDS

 

Russell Pinkston

BALANCING ACTS RR7921

 

 

 

TEXTURES

JAMES ZINGARA

 

OVERVIEW

 

The trumpet is a robust instrument which has been widely employed in several genres of music, from the jazz and free form music of Miles Davis, to the world and electroacoustic music of Jon Hassell. Trumpeter James Zingara continues to expand the performance repertoire of the trumpet with TEXTURES, his debut release on Ravello Records. Hinged on the 21st-century art music style of composition, the works in this collection, all written after 2002, strengthen the trumpet’s diversity and adaptability in settings with computer-generated sounds, syncopated rhythms, blues forms, and atonal harmonic structures.

 

William Price offers two works on this album, Sans Titre VII (2010), a single movement work for solo trumpet which explores both physical space and musical distance as determinants of musical form, while Price’s Ich bin Maroon, Part I (2013) is influenced by pandiatonicism, free atonality, traditional dance forms, and hyperbolic rhythmic syncopation. Carl Vollrath’s For the Mark of Time (2002) is a memorial work for a young musician, delivering a celebration of youth and talent as well as lamentation by using contrasting exuberant and melancholic moods.

 

Out of the Blue (2014) by Valentin Mihai Bogdan spontaneously develops with the integration of a blues scale, drawing on jazz and Balkan folk modes. Jeffrey D. Boehm’s Ovid’s Dream (2011) for solo trumpet and computer is a musical description of the creation story as described by Ovid in his narrative epic Metamorphoses. Zingara’s brazen and vocal-like colors as well as his aptness to perform in solo, chamber, and electroacoustic settings create an engaging exploration of these contemporary works.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

James Zingara has performed throughout the United States as well as in England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, China, and Singapore

 

He is featured on the GRAMMY Award-winning album by P.D.Q. Bach:, Music For An Awful Lot Of Winds & Percussion (1994)

 

Zingara has held positions with the Northwest Florida Symphony, National Symphonic Winds, Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, and the Cheyenne Symphony

 

Currently, he serves as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where his responsibilities include applied trumpet and brass methods, coaching and conducting brass ensembles, performing with the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet and UAB Chamber Trio, and coordinating the annual Brass Symposium

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Dr. James Zingara has performed throughout the United States as well as England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, China, and Singapore. Currently he serves as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where his responsibilities include applied trumpet and brass methods, coaching and conducting brass ensembles, performing with the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet and UAB Chamber Trio, and coordinating the annual Brass Symposium. Former positions include Associate Professor of Trumpet at Troy University, and principal cornet/trumpet soloist with the US Air Force Heritage of America Band. He has held positions with the Northwest Florida Symphony, National Symphonic Winds, Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony, and the Cheyenne Symphony. He has recorded on the Telarc, Zephyr, Capstone, and Mark labels, including performing on a Grammy® Award-winning album in 1994.

 

Dr. Zingara holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance with a minor in wind conducting from the University of Illinois. Zingara currently represents Bach Trumpets as a performing artist/clinician and also serves as a trumpet faculty member at Blue Lake International Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes MI.

 www.jameszingara.weebly.com

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