Matt will perform his Carl Sandburg Project, a piece commissioned by Chamber Music America. To create the piece, Matt read aloud the poems of Carl Sandburg, a distant relative of his, searching for ways to translate the spoken poem's rhythm to the language of jazz. The pieces in the Carl Sandburg Project use Sandburg's texts as lyrics, recitations, and as inspirations for sonic explorations. Jazz aficionados and Sandburg fans alike will enjoy basking in the crossroads of these two genres.
|Matt Wilson has appeared on over 250 CDs as a sideman.|
New Music in Bryant Park with Matt Wilson's Carl Sandburg Project
Friday, August 16