William Bolcom http://wrti.org en Around Halloween on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/around-halloween-now-time <p>The spirit of Halloween hovers over <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, October 27th at 10 pm</strong>. Strings, bells, melodicas softly accompany waning desert sunlight: such is <em>Drift of Rainbows</em> by Dan Visconti. William Moylan's setting of the Yeats poem <em>The Stolen Child</em> tells an Erlkönig-like story: "Come away, O human child! / To the waters and the wild / With a faery, hand in hand, / For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand."<br /><br />Benjamin Broening processes out-takes of recordings over and over until they sound hardly electronic anymore, but more, perhaps, like ghosts, in <em>Traces (ii)</em>. Acoustically to <em>Shake the Tree</em> is Robert Carl's business at hand—for piano four-hands—and the fruit from the overtone series brilliantly litters his landscape. And William Bolcom wraps the program with one of his fortes in the <em>Graceful Ghost Rag</em>.<br /> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:32:43 +0000 Kile Smith 6615 at http://wrti.org Around Halloween on Now Is the Time Some Jazz at the End of Summer on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/some-jazz-end-summer-now-time <p>It's good-bye to summer with a little—and more than a little—jazz on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, September 15th at 10 pm</strong>. Quartet San Francisco starts off the program with Jeremy Cohen's summery <em>Tango Toscana</em>. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa honors his heritage and also the victims of 9/11 in <em>Are There Clouds in India?</em> Bassist John Patitucci works grooves into <em>Scenes for Viola and Percussion</em>, and Linda Robbins Coleman spins out a piano rag in <em>Bill’s Song</em>.<br> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 23:41:32 +0000 Kile Smith 6465 at http://wrti.org Some Jazz at the End of Summer on Now Is the Time