John Nichol


John Nichol a choisi d'interpréter:
John Nichol has chosen to perform:

Dominic Dousa

Air Streams

  1. Wind
  2. Breeze
  3. Blast

[saxophone alto et vibraphone / alto saxophone and vibraphone]

avec la participation de:
with the participation of:

Aaron Lack, vibraphone

John Nichol is Professor of Saxophone at Central Michigan University. John has studied saxophone with Larry Teal, Patricia Nixon, Elaine Zajac and James Forger. Professor Nichol has also had additional studies and contact with Eugene Rousseau, Donald Sinta, Ramon Ricker, Claude Delangle and Sigurd Rascher.

Professor Nichol is an active performer and has performed by invitation at four World Saxophone Congresses: Chicago, lllinois (1979), Nuremburg, Germany (1982), Kawasaki, Japan (1988) and Valencia, Spain (1997). Professor Nichol has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux Switzerland (1997) and the North Sea Jazz Festival at the Hague Netherlands (1997).

John is a member of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and has performed with Hal Linden, Jim Nabors, Pat Paulsen, Rich Little, Maureen McGovern, Areatha Franklin, the Temptations, and Carol Channing in Hello Dolly.

Professor Nichol has produced two CDs: "The Sounds of CMU" and "A New Beginning".

Professor Nichol has premiered many new works that composers have written for him. He is an advocate and proponent of the music of David Gillingham.

The title of this three-movement composition for alto saxophone and vibraphone, Air Streams, was suggested to me by Professor John Nichol. Given my interest in observing meteorological phenomena, I immediately embraced this idea. Each piece is an expression of the mood I sense when experiencing the movement of air, one of the most basic elements of the weather. Wind evokes an invigorating feeling of constant motion. A calmer, more reflective atmosphere permeates Breeze, the second movement. With Blast, the work closes in a whirlwind of energy.

Dominc Dousa

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