Dmitri Tymoczko: Beat Therapy
Label: Bridge Records
Dmitri Tymoczko, composition & synth programming; Thomas Bergeron, trumpet; Jon Irabagon, alto sax, Alejandro Aviles, alto sax; Geoff Vidal, tenor sax; Rane Moore, bass clarinet; Ken Thomson, bass clarinet; William Stevens, piano; Vladimir Katz, piano; Daniel Kelly, piano; James Johnston, synth; Michael O'Brien, bass; David Skidmore, drums
Dmitri Tymoczko was born in 1969 in Northhampton, Massachusetts, He studied music and philosophy at Harvard University, and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to do graduate work in philosophy at Oxford University. He received his Ph.D in music composition from the university of California, Berkeley. He is currently an Associate Professor at Princeton. Beat Therapy combines the sounds and rhythms of jazz with a classical sense of form and development. Ideas change and grow and return in unexpected ways, with literal repetition being rare. Though the music is largely notated, most tracks contain at least some improvisation. An exciting debut release!