ADAM RUDOLPH - composer/conductor
BENNIE MAUPIN - bass clarinet, soprano sax
Fawntice Finesse - flutes
Thomas Stones - flutes
Damon Banks- el. bass
Kenny Wessel- el. guitar, banjo
Alexis Marcelo - fender rhodes, piano
Randy Gloss - gongs, frame drums, percussion
Munyungo Jackson - congas, percussion
Hamid Drake - drum set, percussion
Dexter Story - drum set, percussions
Carlos NiÑo - coloristic percussion
Gustavo Bulgach - B flat clarinet
Pablo Calogero - bass clarinet, Tibetan trumpet
Ralph M. Jones - flutes, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor sax
Charles Sharp - contra bass and B flat clarinets
Michael Birnbryer - clarinet, bass clarinet
Myka Miller - oboe, english horn
Tara Speiser - bassoon
Graham Haynes - cornet, flugelhorn
Ronit Kirchman - el. violin
Emily Hay - flutes
Ellen Burr - flutes
Go: Organic Orchestra
Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a "future orchestra". Artistic director Adam Rudolph's prototypical approach to composing and improvisational conducting embraces music forms and cosmologies from around the world.
Using a non-linear score with his unique approach to rhythm as the seed material, Rudolph improvisationally conducts the musicians in concert. This creates spontaneous orchestrations which serve as both context and inspiration for the musicians improvisational dialogue.
Over the past two decades Rudolph has taught and conducted hundreds of musicians in the Go: Organic Orchestra concept in throughout North America and Europe.
The multicultural dynamic of Go: Organic Orchestra itself expresses a creative vision of our shared humanity. It is a realization of creative community in a world without boundaries; of culture as the vessel for understanding, empathy and sharing.
Bennie Maupin's highly personal bass clarinet sound helped define such classic jazz recordings as Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson, Big Fun and On the Corner, as well as recordings by Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band, and the Headhunters. The multi-woodwind player has also recorded with Marion Brown, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Eddie Henderson and Woody Shaw, to name only a few.
The instrumentation of Maupin’s current group, The Bennie Maupin Ensemble, harkens back to the tradition of great saxophone-bass-drum trios, such as the group led by Sonny Rollins with Wilbur Ware and Elvin Jones. Maupin’s approach to his music is intentional and profound, yet alive in the interpretation of the moment.