Anthony Tidd, is a Philly transplant, originally born and raised in London, England. A well-known name on the jazz scene and veteran touring bass player, he has graced stages alongside many staple names including, Steve Coleman, The Roots, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Wayne Krantz, Meshell Ndegeocello, Common, and Jill Scott, to name a few. Anthony has also made a name for himself in the music production world, producing records for well-known artists such as, The Roots, Macy Grey, Zap Mama, The Black Eyed Peas, Jill Scott, and Ursula Rucker, as well as composing scores for major film and television projects over the years. As Director of his Creative Music Program and curator his popular concert series Sittin’ In, both hosted at the prestigious Kimmel Center, Anthony now divides his time between all of the above, as well saving some to educate the next generation of musical talent.
My goal in composing The Beginning of the End is to express some of the compositional ideas and techniques that I have been using over the years in other formats, namely Quartet, Quintet, Big Band, within an orchestral setting. More specifically, I will translate sounds, rhythms and melodic materials common in a “jazz” improvisation context into The Beginning of the End by experimenting with ideas not necessarily to be perceived by the listener as being in “strict time”.
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