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The Queen of Pollen Nation - Another Apicultural Excursion mvt. 2 [live]

from Unreleased Masterworks by Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet



Composed in 2007 by Cornelius Boots.
Recorded live in concert at the Berkeley Hillside Club by Bruce R. Koball of Motion West on January 30, 2010.

Movement Two of the second trilogy for bass clarinet quartet dedicated to bees, Another Apicultural Excursion continues the saga that started off this timbral energetic musical adventure in 1996, exemplified by Edmund Welles (1999-2014).

Inspired by the first Apicultural Excursion, the bees and the low C bass clarinet itself in addition to Lenny Pickett, Eddie Harris, Fishbone, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington and Primus.

More imagined experiences of a beekeeper and his bees.


from Unreleased Masterworks, released July 17, 2017
Cornelius Boots: bass clarinet
Aaron Novik: bass clarinet
Jonathan Russell: bass clarinet
Jeff Anderle: bass clarinet


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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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