New Publications and Recordings: Winter 2019

Recent recordings and publications by UW Music faculty represents an array of research interests and creative endeavors. 

Cuong Vu 4-Tet: Change in the Air
Trumpeter Cuong Vu’s Change in the Air is landing on jazz critics’ Best Of 2018 lists, standing out from the pack with adventurous tunes crafted by the members of Vu’s top notch 4-tet. Guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Ted Poor, bassist Luke Bergman and Vu all contribute new music on this follow-up to Ballet, the group’s 2017 RareNoise release. Critic Jon Turney of London Jazz News calls the results “uniformly excellent.” (RareNoiseRecords)

Craig Sheppard:
Bach: The Art of Fugue
Brahms: The Late Piano Works 
Two major offerings on the Romeo label from pianist Craig Sheppard in 2018 document live performances at the UW’s Meany Hall. On Bach: The Art of Fugue, Sheppard presents the revised score of the composer’s master work, left incomplete upon the Bach’s death in 1750, and adds his own preferred version of the unfinished Contrapunctus 14, composed by Dr. Kevin Korsyn of the University of Michigan. Also handled with care are piano works of Brahms included on Brahms: The Late Piano Works, a deluxe collection of Brahms' four sets of lyrical piano miniatures, Opus 116 through 119. (Romeo Records)

Patricia Shehan Campbell
Music, Education, and Diversity: Bridging Cultures and Communities 
Patricia Campbell’s 2018 publication, Music, Education, and Diversity: Bridging Cultures and Communities provides important insights for educators in music, the arts, and other subjects and examines some of the promises and pitfalls in shaping multicultural education through music. The text highlights World Music Pedagogy as a gateway to studying other cultures as well as the importance of including local music and musicians in the classroom. The volume is part of the series Multicultural Education, James Banks, editor (NY: Columbia Teachers College Press)