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Composed by Jonathan Russell in 2006.

Composer, clarinetist and musical maverick Jonathan Russell has synthesized a decade of Edmund Welles compositions and arrangements and refocused these elements through his own adept compositional lens. The result bears the mark of an effortless understanding of the expansive capabilities of the bass clarinet quartet format.


from Live at Old First Church, October 6, 2006, released July 24, 2017


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Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet Oakland, California

Edmund Welles has the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetist: they invent and perform heavy chamber music. Drawing virtuosic precision from the classical realm; innovation and texture from jazz; and power, rhythm and overall perspective from rock and metal, the quartet’s sound is characterized by a thickness of tone and absolute rhythmic prowess. ... more

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