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A collaboration between
Turnage and Scofield -
reviewed by
RON BIERMAN

'... well executed ...'

Getting Scorched - Mark-Anthony Turnage. © 2004 RM Associates / BBC

Scorched is a collaboration between classical composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and jazz guitarist-composer John Scofield. Turnage based the piece on a number of Scofield's songs, and the guitarist was an improvising soloist at the work's premiere. The selection, organization and editing of the DVD somewhat mirrors Turnage's jarring style. Nonetheless, viewers will come away with a better picture of the composer and the effort that goes into a major new composition.

There is a long history of cross-pollenization between jazz and classical music...

Copyright © 27 July 2011 Ron Bierman,
San Diego, USA

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