Lovelyville (1998)

Matt Wuolle duration: 14:30

Andy Laster, alto saxophone; Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone

Lovelyville is inspired by the late-period works of John Coltrane. Especially important to me are those performances which created and sustained an exceptional level of gut-wrenching, expressive intensity via Coltrane's interplay with Pharoah Sanders and Rasheed Ali. My piece is a reflection on this kind of musical expression and is also a tribute to John Coltrane. Matt Wuolle is a doctoral candidate in composition at Princeton University. He has studied with Paul Lansky, Steve Mackey, Eleanor Hovda, and Claudio Spies. He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of South Florida in 1990, where he studied composition with Hilton Jones, James Lewis, Brad Albers, and Robert Keefe. Matt's music has been performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, India, and New Zealand. He also composes and produces soundtracks for film and video.


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