Terra Incognita

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Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
Terra Incognita 46:53 $11.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Cane: I Togo to Natchitoches 2:48 $1.49 Buy
2 Cane: II Coin Coin's Narrative 4:05 $1.49 Buy
3 Cane: III Gens Libre de Couleur 3:58 $1.49 Buy
4 Cane: IV Natchitoches to New York 4:04 $1.49 Buy
5 Terra Incognita 14:25 44.1/16 Album only
6 Kites: I Kites over Havana 6:37 $1.49 Buy
7 Kites: II Wind Chimes 10:56 44.1/16 Album only

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TERRA INCOGNITA features new pieces by Wayne Shorter, Paquito D'Rivera and Jason Moran.

Each piece on the album reimagines the definition of standard American chamber music by incorporating colorful harmonic language and, especially in the case of the title track, a unique perspective on structure. Terra Incognita, which means "unknown land," is the first piece Wayne Shorter has ever written for another ensemble. It is infused with his unique harmonic language, but also honors the institution of the traditional woodwind quintet. Written in 2008, it was premiered at the La Jolla Chamber Music Festival and performed at Carnegie Hall. Master clarinet player Paquito D'Rivera joins the Imani Winds on his own piece, Kites, along with pianist Alex Brown. Paquito's work captures the spirit of his youth and the soaring kites he recalls in Havana, Cuba, where he lived until 1981, before defecting to the United States. Jason Moran's Cane reminisces about his family's history in rural Louisiana, in the town of Natchitoches. Creole flavors infuse this four-movement work, as does his pride in his family's strong and determined roots.