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Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet

The Pythiad

  • Type CD
  • Label Origin Classical
  • UPC 0805553302225
  • Catalog number OC 33022
  • Release date 06 October 2017
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About the album

Chicago saxophonist Jim Gailloreto's “The Pythiad” is a multi-movement composition written for voice, string quartet, soprano saxophone and string bass, performed by his Jazz String Quintet and featuring jazz vocalist Cheryl Wilson. Blending classical music and modern jazz, Gailloreto interweaves improvisation with skilled post-impressionistic modernist writing through nine movements, each framing the tales of lesser know Greek heroes with contemporary language, metaphors, and slang; their story being transformed for a modern audience. Old myths are mixed with tropes of '80s action cinema, video games, disaster films, as well as the lyricist's perspectives of medicine, athletics, gender and faith. Through story and song, each movement examines human nature and heroism, and all the imperfections underneath the surface.

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    1
    The Pythiad Oracle of Delphi
     
    04:15
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    2
    The Pythiad Caeneus
     
    05:38
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    3
    The Pythiad Deucalion & Pyrrha
     
    07:49
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    4
    The Pythiad Menoeceus
     
    04:23
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    The Pythiad Autolycus
     
    07:19
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    The Pythiad Asclepius
     
    05:17
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    The Pythiad Atalanta
     
    04:08
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    The Pythiad Philemon and Baucis
     
    05:40
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    9
    The Pythiad Dioscuri
     
    06:54
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    10
    The Peacocks
     
    05:54
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    11
    Three Views of a Secret
     
    05:54
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    12
    River
     
    06:42

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