What do Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Herbie Hancock and Milton Babbitt have in common?
They all have works on a fine album by the Meridian Arts Ensemble. From the ensemble website:
Whose music do we play (in no particular order)?
- Frank Zappa, J.S. Bach, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tania Leon, King Crimson, Captain Beefheart, and Jimi Hendrix
- Mark Applebaum, Milton Babbitt, Alvin Etler, Elliott Carter, Tom Pierson
- members of the MAE (who also do their own arranging)
- Renaissance and Baroque music, Afro-Cuban dance styles, South American folk music
A rather diverse repertoire for five brass players and one percussionist, this is a surprisingly fun mix.
YouTube animated video using the original Dropout Boogie: