Editors’ Notes Violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s lifelong love of the blues, combined with her determination to uncover and commission works by black composers, has led to this album of pieces soaked in the blues tradition of the 19th-century Deep South. From the riotous opening “Blues (Deliver My Soul)” by David Baker to Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s bold Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin and Errollyn Wallen’s modernist “Woogie Boogie,” plus music by Billy Childs, William Grant Still, and more, it’s a dazzling, sophisticated collection. Barton Pine has this music in her blood, and she relishes the blues’ rich vein with playing of rhythmic freedom and ravishing beauty—and an incredible sense of fun.

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Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin
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Suite for Violin & Piano
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A Set of Dance Tunes for Solo Violin
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Blues Dialogues
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