One at a Time
Douglas Anderson composer
Long time PARMA composer Doug Anderson is showcasing his legacy with ONE AT A TIME. As the name implies, Anderson’s solo compositions act as milestones to the artist’s musical development through the intimacy of solo instruments.
As an instrumentalist early in his expansive career, Anderson found particular affection for live performance. In this album, you will hear the diversity of the composer’s inspiration amid its intense, physical element. The first track, appropriately named “…increasingly, physical…”, establishes tension with consistent building and release, creating captivating drama that draws the listener in immediately.
Various artists spanning the artistic timeline of Anderson’s career perform on ONE AT A TIME. Each track spotlights a different instrument, adding to Anderson’s compositional legacy.
“…increasingly, physical…” performed by Maureen Keenan, kicks off the album with her intense performance on the flute. The jazz-influenced composition is played with inescapable passion. Five Bagatelles and a Synopsis, on the other hand, is an exploration lead by pianist Jin-Ok Lee into a realm evoking free jazz sharing blurred lines with the avant-garde. Contrast that with “…springing, gradually…” which presents Debbie Schmidt and her French horn creating a grand orchestral sound that evokes nostalgia for the days of radio dramas.
Anderson’s ONE AT A TIME is nothing less than engaging. Listeners will be hanging on to every breath the musicians take. Performances are raw, emotionally arresting, and yet provide the perfect insight into the mind of a completely original and unique composition talent.
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Track Listing & Credits
|01||...Increasingly, Physical...||Douglas Anderson||Maureen Keenan, flute||4:47|
|02||...Procession, Emerging...||Douglas Anderson||Jill Collura, bassoon||3:04|
|03||5 Bagatelles and a Synopsis: Bagatelle No. 1||Douglas Anderson||Jin-ok Lee, piano||1:09|
|04||5 Bagatelles and a Synopsis: Bagatelle No. 2||Douglas Anderson||Jin-ok Lee, piano||1:52|
|05||5 Bagatelles and a Synopsis: Bagatelle No. 3||Douglas Anderson||Jin-ok Lee, piano||1:05|
|06||5 Bagatelles and a Synopsis: Bagatelle No. 4||Douglas Anderson||Jin-ok Lee, piano||3:03|
|07||5 Bagatelles and a Synopsis: Bagatelle No. 5||Douglas Anderson||Jin-ok Lee, piano||1:25|
|08||5 Bagatelles and a Synopsis: Synopsis||Douglas Anderson||Jin-ok Lee, piano||1:59|
|09||...Springing, Gradually...||Douglas Anderson||Debbie Schmidt, french horn||5:25|
|10||Piece for Clarinet & Tape||Douglas Anderson||Gary Dranch, clarinet||5:21|
|11||...Mood, Enough...||Douglas Anderson||Ina Litera, viola||11:22|
|12||Wedding Music: I. Prelude||Douglas Anderson||John Charles Thomas, trumpet and flugelhorn||3:48|
|13||Wedding Music: II. Processional||Douglas Anderson||John Charles Thomas, trumpet and flugelhorn||5:00|
|14||Wedding Music: III. Interlude I. Chorale||Douglas Anderson||John Charles Thomas, trumpet and flugelhorn||1:35|
|15||Wedding Music: IV. Interlude II. Fanfare||Douglas Anderson||John Charles Thomas, trumpet and flugelhorn||0:52|
|16||Wedding Music: V. Recessional||Douglas Anderson||John Charles Thomas, trumpet and flugelhorn||1:31|
|17||...Vikings, Unless...||Douglas Anderson||Richard Cohen, bass clarinet||7:56|
|18||Abe's Rag||Douglas Anderson||Jin-ok Lee, piano||3:43|
Engineered by Joseph Patrych
Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Kurt Briggs
Recorded at Patrych Sound Studios, NYC
Executive Producer Bob Lord
Executive A&R Sam Renshaw
A&R Chris Robinson
Audio Director Jeff LeRoy
Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette
Engineer Levi Brown
Art & Production Director Brett Picknell
Design Ryan Harrison
Douglas Anderson is a composer, conductor, educator, and producer who has been active in the New York area for 45 years. He studied music and psychology at Columbia University, where his three degrees culminated in a doctorate in music composition in 1980. His professional career began as a jazz musician at the age of 12, and he performed widely in the Eastern U.S. before moving to New York to attend college. His work as a conductor has been his performance focus for the last several decades.