Coming Through Slaughter, The Bolden Legend, is a collection of ten movements for jazz orchestra by composer/trumpeter Dave Lisik. The work was inspired by the novel, a fictitious portrayal of the life of early New Orleans jazz cornet player Buddy Bolden, by Canadian author, Michael Ondaatje.

The recording features band members from Bloomington, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; and New York City including Tim Hagans, trumpet and flugelhorn (as a modern incarnation of Buddy Bolden); Luis Bonilla, trombone; Donny McCaslin, saxophones; and Matt Wilson, drums.

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I. COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER
“His geography... a mile or so from the streets made marble by jazz.”

Solos: Matt Wilson, Donny McCaslin, Tim Hagans


II. CRICKET SOUNDS AND CRICKET MUSIC
“For this is what we are when watched by people bigger than us.”

Solos: Amy Rempel, Donny McCaslin, Matt Wilson


III. THE DRAWINGS OF AUDUBON
“Which seemed to lean over the water, its eyes closed, with thoughts of self-destruction.”

Solo: Tim Hagans


IV. WHISTLING IN THE WAY OF BOLDEN
“Ecstacy before death”

Solo: Matt Wilson


V. AUDITORIUM OF ENEMIES
“The music was his dance”

Solos: Joe Galvin, Luis Bonilla


VI. THE HORROR OF NOISE
“Then he falls, dissolving out of his pose.”

Solos: Tim Hagans, Tom Link, Dustin Laurenzi, Art Edmaiston


VII. SUICIDE OF THE HANDS
“After his child died in his dream.”

Duo: Donny McCaslin, Luis Bonilla


VIII. IN EXILE
“Something about the way the man who carries his profession with him always.”

Solos: Tim Hagans, Amy Rempel


IX.-X. THE PARADE
“So in the public parade he went mad into silence.”

Solo: Tim Hagans
Collective Improvisation: Tim Hagans, Donny McCaslin, Luis Bonilla, Amy Rempel


XI. Epilogue: BLEACH OUT TO GREY
“... he dropped the negative into the acid tray and watched it...”

Solo: Tim Hagans