2017 Top 10s & 20s
TOP 10 EPS / CASSETTES / MINI-ALBUMS
"03. Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, & Now Ensemble: Rounder Songs (New Amsterdam Records)
Rounder Songs is an inspired collaboration between the wonderful NOW Ensemble (flutist Alex Sopp, clarinetist Alicia Lee, electric guitarist Mark Dancigers, double bassist Logan Coale, and pianist Michael Mizrahi) and singer-and-banjo player Emily Pinkerton and contemporary classical composer Patrick Burke. Composed by the married couple, the twenty-eight-minute release isn't perhaps what one might expect from such a gathering: a song cycle for voice, banjo, and chamber ensemble that's rooted in old-time American folk music yet dressed in semi-contemporary garb thanks to NOW Ensemble's involvement."
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