Gathering Blue RighteousGIRLS
- 2Accumulated Gestures06:21
- 4Robe Threader (Interlude)01:34
- 5...nobody move...06:52
- 6non-poem I07:58
- 8gathering blue (Interlude)01:42
- 11For Milton06:12
- 13...Out of the Blue (Postlude)01:16
Info for Gathering Blue
„Gathering Blue“ is the debut album by contemporary music duo RighteousGIRLS (flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi). RighteousGIRLS champions work at the intersection of contemporary classical music and avant-garde jazz, as part of a growing movement to evolve beyond conventional genre boundaries. A highlight is Vijay Iyer's Accumulated Gestures, in a trio setting with Iyer's drummer, Justin Brown. Other guest composer/performers include rising trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and steel pan player Andy Akiho. Award-winning producer Pascal LeBoeuf contributes the quasi-title track GIRLS and a series of interludes throughout. Works by Randy Woolf, Christian Carey, Dave Molk, Mike Perdue, and Jonathan Ragonese round out this provocative release of premiere recordings, all written for RighteousGIRLS.
Gina Izzo, flute
Erika Dohi, piano
Andy Akiho, steel pan
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
Justin Brown, drums
Recorded at Oktaven Audio Engineered by Ryan Streber
As RighteousGIRLS, NY-based flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi continually expand their vocabulary through on-going commissioning projects and collaborations, inviting some of today's most prominent composers and artists to create genre-blurring new music.
Since their formation in 2010, The Independent Music Awards named these New York-based musicians as “Best Instrumentalists" for their recording of Victoria Bond’s 'Samba.' RighteousGIRLS recently took part in Vicky Chow’s “Contagious Sound Series” at the Cornelia Street Café, and have performed at venues and festivals including (Les) Poisson Rouge, Carnegie Hall, the Yamaha Piano Salon, Shapeshifter Lab, An Die Musik, Boheiman Caverns, the Jazz Standard, the Jazz Gallery, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Umbria Jazz Festival.
RighteousGIRLS were featured this September on a series run by LA-based composers called "Improvisatory Minds," recieving six new works composed for the duo. RighteousGIRLS also recently collaborated with composer Andy Akiho on an upcoming music video project to the title track on his debut album "NO one To kNOW one" for pierrot ensemble-- the video was recorded by film director Michael McQuilken at the"Original Music Workshop" in Brooklyn.
Recent commissions and performances include works by Andy Akiho, Ambrose Akinmusire, Victoria Bond, John Cage, Billy Childs, Vijay Iyer, Wolfgang Gernot, Judd Greenstein, David Lang, Bevan Manson, Ed Neumeister, Joseph Schwantner, and Randy Woolf.
Set to be released in 2015, their debut album "Gathering Blue" features ten new works by contemporary classical and jazz artists including Andy Akiho, Ambrose Akinmusire, Pascal Le Boeuf, Christian Carey, Vijay Iyer, JP Jofre, Dave Molk, Mike Perdue, Jonathan Ragonese, and Randy Woolf. "Gathering Blue" acts as an introduction to the ensemble; displaying not only the RighteousGIRLS as instrumentalists, but the rush when given the freedom to unleash their own discoveries.
Gina has been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music’s Summer Program and adjunct faculty at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music, and Erika at the Bergen Academy of Music, Stonybrook University, and Riverside Piano.
Gina an Erika are both graduates of Manhattan School of Music.