Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, vol. 2)
tenor saxophone (tracks 1-4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13)
flute (tracks 4, 5, 7, 9, 12)
contrabass (all tracks)
oboe (tracks 3, 5-8, 13)
flute (track 12)
baritone sax (track 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 13)
flute (tracks 4, 12)
alto saxophone (tracks 1, 4, 10)
flute (track 4)
piano (tracks 2, 9, 11)
1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 13)
(track 2, 5-7, 9, 11)
1. White Line
2. Tightrope Walker
3. Chinese Poetry
4. Dominant Curve
5. Cats on a Red Cloth
6. Kleine Komposition I
7. Kleine Komposition II
8. Dream Improvisation
10. Broken Forms
11. Little Bluedevil
13. Tower of Blue Horses
all music composed and arranged
by Bill Noertker
except track 8 which is an improvisation by
© 2012 William Noertker, all rights reserved
(Deuh Jauh Music BMI
Little Bluedevil, the
second suite in bassist/composer Bill Noertker's Blue Rider series,
takes us on a musical journey into abstraction, reflection, and
The Blue Rider group of painters (Kandinsky, Marc, Klee) is Noertker's
From the trance-inducing sax swirls of "White Line" to the robust
sax/piano swing of "Tightrope Walker,"
from the angular and chromatic tonal diffusion of "Chinese Poetry"
to the delicate flute/oboe lattice work of "Cats on a Red Cloth,"
from the soaring flute trio of "Gazelles" to the stately bass/oboe duet
of "Tower of Blue Horses,"
the musicians of Noertker's Moxie use their rich sonic palette
to create a diverse and vibrant array of aural paintings.
In the last decade, Bill Noertker has composed over 175 original pieces
of music for jazz ensemble.
His compositions point to the continuity
between the jazz tradition and the avant-garde.
His use of group
improvisation and his attention to the individual voices of each of his
call forth the human element so sorely missing from much of