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Randall Goosby

Roots (CD)

Itzhak Perlman protégé and rising star violinist Randall Goosby releases debut album Roots with Decca Classics.

The album is an exploration of music written by Black composers and inspired by Black American culture. It is also an homage to the pioneering African American composers who paved the way for Goosby and his generation of young artists. The first single “Adoration” was written by the African-American composer Florence Price and is recorded with violin for the first time ever. The album also includes other world-premiere recordings of music by Price – rescued from an abandoned house over a half century after her death.

Through Roots, Goosby celebrates his heritage, journey and shows the power of music to inspire and transcend all cultures.

Xavier Dubois Foley
1. Shelter Island*

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin
2. i. Plain Blue/s
3. ii. Just Blue/s
4. iii. Jettin’ Blue/s

George Gershwin, from Porgy and Bess
5. Summertime
6. A Woman is a Sometime Thing
7. It ain’t necessarily so
8. Bess you is my woman now

William Grant Still: Suite for violin and piano
9. i. African Dancer
10. ii. Mother and Child
11. iii. Garmin

Florence Price
12. Adoration*
13. Fantasie No.1 in G minor*
14. Fantasie No.2 in F# minor*

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor arr. Maud Powell
15. Deep River

Antonín Dvořák: Sonatina in G major
16. i. Allegro Risoluto
17. ii. Larghetto
18. iii. Scherzo and Trio
19. Finale: Allegro

With pianist Zhu Wang & double bassist Xavier Dubois Foley
*world premiere recording