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Terry Bozzio: Chamber Works

  • 1. Movements (5) for drum set & orchestra: Temenos
    2. Movements (5) for drum set & orchestra: Hypnotic
    3. Movements (5) for drum set & orchestra: Untitled
    4. Movements (5) for drum set & orchestra: Moguli
    5. Movements (5) for drum set & orchestra: Ibo
    6. Self Portrait with Scar, for chamber orchestra, Op. 1
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2530

  • Credits
    ProducerTerry Bozzio
    EngineerFrank Mathijssen

    Personnel: Terry Bozzio (drums); Peter Tiehuis (guitar); Rosetty de Ruiter-Verwoerdt (harp); Arlia de Ruiter, Elina Koytcheva, Ruben Margarita, Erik Kromhout, Erica Korthals Altes, Lucia Domski, Dennis Koenders, Sarah Koch, David Peijnenborgh, Simone Vierstra, Linda Dumessie, Wim Kok, Rami Koch, Marijn Rombout, Los Van Van (violin); Prunella Pacey, Mieke Honingh, Norman Jansen, Iris Schut, Julia Jowett (viola); Annie Tangberg, Kepa Diego Cortazar, Wim Grin (cello); Maril Van Den Bos, Janine Abbas (flute); Marc Scholten, Leo Janssen, Max Boeree, Christoph May, Jos Beeren (clarinet, saxophone); Jan Hollander, Toon de Gouw, Henk Heijink, Wim Both (trumpet); Wim Timmermans (French horn); Martin van den Berg, Hans-Jorg Vink, Jan Elsink, Bart Van Lier (trombone); Hans Vroomans (piano, keyboards); Wilbrand Meischke (bass guitar); Arno Van Nieuwenhuize (drums); Eddy Koopman, Murk Jiskoot (percussion).
    Liner Note Author: Co de Kloet.
    Recording information: MCO Studio 3, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
    Photographer: Jean Pierre Heijmans.
    One of the most eclectic figures in rock music moves deeply and wholeheartedly into the classical realm (with his innovative drum kit exploring the landscape throughout) on a set with Holland's classic Metropole Orkest that would do his mentor, Frank Zappa, proud. Terry Bozzio's rsum boasts Jeff Beck, the Brecker Brothers, and the formation of Missing Persons, but he seems proudest of his three-year association (1975-1978) with the symphonically influenced Zappa -- which brought him into the public eye. Even as this dramatic, multi-movement "film score without visuals" engages, intrigues, and maddens the listener with its constant dramatic twists and turns, it's easy to sense the ghost of Zappa encouraging, even chuckling along; from on high, he's no doubt enjoying his former protg's tom-tom flurries (on the well-titled "Hypnotic") and classical meets tribal intros on works like "Untitled." On "IBO," he duets with himself via tom toms and clever foot drum patterns, creating a tribal backdrop for a tense action scene listeners are, alas, left to visualize for themselves. The catalyst for this quirky but ultimately profound labor of love is Zappa's friend Co de Kloet, a Dutch radio producer, who hooked Bozzio up with the 60-year-old, 60-piece orchestra conducted by Dick Bakker. The orchestra version of this collaboration was premiered in Groningen in October, 2003, and performed the next day in the Paradiso in Amsterdam. The audience response was so overwhelming that the NPS (Netherlands Programma Stichting) decided to use the studio recording for both radio broadcast and release on CD. ~ Jonathan Widran

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are moments of solitude when the panorama throttles down, as whispery upper register choruses are groomed with mellow tones and soothing inflections."
    JazzTimes (p.124) - "In five movements composed for drum set and orchestra, Bozzio plays virtuosic unison lines with the strings and wind instruments, executed with signature dexterity and dazzling speed..."
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