Music of Peter Jarvis and Ron Mazurek

Music of Peter Jarvis and Ron Mazurek
Composers Concordance Records: COMCON0039


Art by Shannon Jarvis

Liner Notes on NAXOS:
I began collaborating with Ron, on this CD, around the year 2003. It was not long after then that Ron tragically passed and work on the project came to an abrupt halt.
Our intention was to produce a CD of music of his and mine. The idea was for me to per form his pieces (most of them composed for me) and my friends from the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and the William Paterson University music community would per form my pieces. And, the two ensemble pieces would be per formed by the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, both of which Ron composed for that group. Many thanks to all of the exceptional musicians who performed on this CD, WPU, Dr. Diane Falk-Romaine and David Kerzner for their support on this project. – Peter Jarvis

1-5. Five Pieces for Percussion Quartet (2004) with electronic sounds – Ron Mazurek
– Introit (1:03)
– Waves (2:23)
– Scat (2:17)
– Ostinato (1:48)
– Mantra (1:20)
New Jersey Percussion Ensemble: Peter Jarvis – Conductor
Joe Bergen, April McCloskey, Michael Sperone and Justin Wolf
6. Metallic Music, Op. 6 (2005) – Peter Jarvis 3:34
Dominic Donato – Gongs and Tam-tams
7. Drumming For Milton, Op. 13 (2010) – Peter Jarvis 3:13
Paul Carroll – Drum Set
8. Satie’s Hammock, Op. 16 (2011) – Peter Jarvis 3:44
Payton MacDonald – Marimba
9. Breath (2005) with electronic sounds – Ron Mazurek 4:40
Peter Jarvis – Percussion
10. The Snares of Time, Op. 5 (2005) – Peter Jarvis 3:11
John Ferrari – Snare Drum
11. Nocturne, Op. 15 (2011) – Peter Jarvis 3:03
Carl Patrick Bolleia – Piano
12. Pitched Drums, Op. 2 (1999) – Peter Jarvis 2:40
April McCloskey – Timpani
13. Extreme Measures, Op. 4 (2005) – Peter Jarvis 3:31
Tom Kolor – Marimba
14. Mediation (1980) – Ron Mazurek 5:29
Murray Colosimo – Clarinet, Peter Jarvis – Percussion
15. Oasis, Op. 10 (2009) – Peter Jarvis 3:55
Max Stehr – Electric Bass
16. In Search Of . . . (1988) with electronic sounds – Ron Mazurek 9:15
Peter Jarvis – Percussion
17. Tuba and Drums, Op. 11 (2010) – Peter Jarvis 3:27
Gary Buttery – Tuba, Peter Jarvis – Drums
18. Sotto Voce (2005) with electronic sounds – Ron Mazurek 5:52
Peter Jarvis – Timpani
19. Four Plus Three, Op. 3 (2003) – Peter Jarvis 2:12
Shawn Baltazor – Drum Set
20. Encounters (1981) – Ron Mazurek 8:24
NJPE: Alex Bocchino, Michael Frasche, Peter Jarvis and Gary Van Dyke (Peter Jarvis – timpani solo)

Producers: Peter Jarvis and Ron Mazurek
Engineer: David Kerzner: Tracks 1-19 and Gary Fink: Track 20
Mixer: David Kerzner: Tracks 1-19 and Gary Fink: Track 20
Mastering Engineer: David Kerzner