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Don't Call it Jazz Features New Music by Derrick Skye (Two-part episode)

Don’t Call it Jazz is thrilled to present the new album by Derrick Skye, a wonderful composer based in Los Angeles. Derrick composes “trans-cultural” music, a term he coined and honed with his outstanding open-instrument chamber ensemble Bridge To Everywhere.

Derrick’s new album, This Place, is a stunning collection of five of his compositions performed by a variety of ensembles.

In this episode, part one of a two part conversation, Derrick and Jon converse about music, the album, and their friendship which has lasted over ten years.

Please go to the website for This Place, and listen to (and purchase!) this remarkable album:


Part 1:

1. “Harp Hymnal” (10:01)
Jacqueline Marshall, solo harp

Derrick Skye, electronics

 2. god of the gaps (9:36)
Blake Pouliot (pow-lee-it), solo violin

Derrick Skye, electronics

Pirayeh Pourafar (per-eh-yay pour-a-far), tar

“Humanity’s application of deification to explain the gaps in our understanding of the environment around us.”

DCiJ_Derrick Skye_This Place_Ep2.mp3

  1. “As I Heard When I Was Young” (11:42)

performed by Salastina String Quintet
Maia Jasper White, violin I

Kevin Kumar, violin II

Meredith Crawford, viola

Yoshika Masuda, cello

Ted Botsford, contrabass

  1. “Neither Separated, Nor Undone” (20:52)

Anthems of a Crowd 6
Cantori New York – Mark Shapiro, Conductor + Every Voice Concert Choir – Dr. Nicole Becker, Conductor + Bridge To Everywhere – Derrick Skye, Conductor