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Concert Feb. 2
Professor featured on four recent CD releases
Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
PULLMAN - Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor in music, is featured on four recent compact disc recordings:
* "Fireflies" by the Free Range Saxophone Quartet on Origin Classical. Yasinitsky is a member of the quartet. "Fireflies" features him on baritone saxophone and includes a recording of his three-movement composition "Saxophone Quartet."
A release concert for the CD will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 general admission.
The quartet for this performance also includes Vanessa Sielert, University of Idaho; Todd DelGiudice, Eastern Washington University; and Chris Parkin, Whitworth University.
* "The Music of Gregory W. Yasinitsky," to be released shortly by Advance Music (Germany). The CD features nine of Yasinitsky's compositions written over the last 20 years and published by Advance Music. Yasinitsky is featured as a performer along with WSU faculty members Ann Marie Yasinitsky, flute; Gerald Berthiaume, piano; Karen Hsiao Savage, piano; the Solstice Wind Quintet; and the WSU SaxBand, a student ensemble directed by Yasinitsky.
Six of these recordings were made in the WSU Recording Studio, Jeremy Krug, engineer.
* "Journey" by saxophonist Cory Barnfield on New Dynamic Records. It includes Barnfield's peformance of Yasinitsky's "Sixth Sense," which is recognized as a standard piece of saxophone repertoire. Barnfield is a music faculty member at Indiana University Southeast.
* "Thought About You" by the Seattle Jazz Singers, to be released shortly on SJS Recordings. The CD features the Seattle Jazz Singers' performance of Yasinitsky's arrangement of Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers's "This Can't Be Love." The arrangement was commissioned by SJS and is published by Sound Music Publications.
Yasinitsky has two additional CD projects that will be released later this spring: "Yasinitsky Plays Yasinitsky: Works for Saxophone" on YAZZ Recordings, and "Bee's Boppin'," showcasing the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band on WSU Jazz Recordings.