- Performer:Taylor Ho Bynum
- Title:Madeleine Dreams
- Date of release:2009
- Recording date:November 21, 2009 & November 22, 2009
- Recording location:Firehouse 12 Studios, New Haven, CT
- Size FLAC version1642 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1715 megabytes
- Size WMA version1872 megabytes
- Formats:VQF TTA MMF VOC ADX XM
Madeleine Dreams by Taylor Ho Bynum, released 15 September 2009 1. Hush 2. Le Petomane 3. Lesson 4. Metamorphosis 5. Objects Lost On Journeys 6. Hush (Reprise) 7. What Reason Could I Give 8. The Mooche 9. Angels And Demons At Play Madeleine Dreams is the second recording from cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's improvising chamber ensemble, SpiderMonkey Strings.
Taylor Ho Bynum and SpiderMonkey Strings weave deftly through the magical realism of Madeleine is Sleeping, a novel written by Bynum's sister Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. Vocalist Kyoko Kitamura flows through the divide between dream and reality with grace. She narrates the first seven tracks, the lyrics of which are excerpts from the story, with a smoky alto that at turns belongs to a children's storyteller, slam poet or blues singer. In "Lesson," trembling, crooning violin (Jason Kao Hwang), a rumbling and weeping cello (Tomas Ulrich) and a sweet, plucking viola (Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone Duo) narrate the brief but lovely number. A creeping tuba (Joseph Daley) and spluttering cornet (Bynum) treads softly into the next track, "Metamorphosis," as the strings section whistles in the wind, as if Madeleine were suddenly left alone in what has become a nightmare.
That this is cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum's fourth leadership date so far this year speaks volumes about his growing stature as a bandleader, writer and virtuoso instrumentalist. Justly known as one of celebrated Anthony Braxton's foremost interpreters over the last decade, Bynum's star now shines even more brightly in the creative music firmament, thanks to these multiple projects, and parts in Jason Kao Hwang's Edge, the Convergence Quartet and the orchestras of Bill Dixon and Cecil Taylor. It's a significant change and a necessary one, given that the centerpiece of the disc is the 27-minute suite "Madeleine Dreams," based on extracts from the 2004 National Book Award finalist novel Madeleine is Sleeping (Harcourt, 2004), by his sister, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum.
The text that informs Taylor Ho Bynum's suite of six pieces comes from Madeleine is Sleeping, a novel written by Bynum's sister, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum. The music is performed by a wonderful ensemble, which are essentially a string quartet augmented by voice, drums, guitar, tuba and Bynum's trumpet. Bynum's years with Anthony Braxton has placed him in good stead, in regards to this work, with the music providing a strong and compelling counterpoint to the succinct yet supremely poetic text.
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Songs from Madeleine Dreams by SpiderMonkey Strings, Taylor Ho Bynum. Free download and listen Madeleine Dreams. Tracks count: 17. Views: 3. SpiderMonkey Strings, Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings - Madeleine Dreams - lesson 02:31.
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Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings - Madeleine Dreams (CD, Album). Firehouse 12 Records. Vendi questa versione. Taylor Ho Bynum 7-tette. Navigation (Possibility Abstract X & XI) (2xCD).
CreditsMarshall Allen - Composer
Ronnie Boykins - Composer
Taylor Ho Bynum - Arranger, Composer, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Liner Notes, Primary Artist, Producer
Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings - Primary Artist
Ornette Coleman - Composer, Lyricist
Joseph Daley - Tuba
Duke Ellington - Composer
Luther Gray - Drums
Jason Kao Hwang - Violin
Kyoko Kitamura - Vocals
Nick Lloyd - Engineer, Mastering, Mixing, Producer
Jessica Pavone - Viola
Sun Ra - Composer, Lyricist
Tomas Ulrich - Cello
|1||Madeleine Dreams: Hush Taylor Ho Bynum||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||1:32|
|2||Madeleine Dreams: Le Petomane Taylor Ho Bynum||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||5:31|
|3||Madeleine Dreams: Lesson Taylor Ho Bynum||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||2:31|
|4||Madeleine Dreams: Metamorphosis Taylor Ho Bynum||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||2:48|
|5||Madeleine Dreams: Objects Lost on Journeys Taylor Ho Bynum||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||10:20|
|6||Madeleine Dreams: Hush (Reprise) Taylor Ho Bynum||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||1:15|
|7||What Reason Could I Give Ornette Coleman||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||4:16|
|8||The Mooche Duke Ellington||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||9:02|
|9||Angels and Demons at Play Marshall Allen / Ronnie Boykins / Sun Ra||Taylor Ho Bynum feat: Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings||8:25|