Thomas Flippin
 
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"sheer musicality."

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ALBUM RELEASE 6-22-18:
Duo Noire's NIGHT TRIPTYCH on New Focus Recordings.

Featuring premiere recordings of music by women composers: GRAMMY-nominee Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, ECM Artist Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdian, Gity Razaz & Gabriella Smith. Available digitally on iTunes and Bandcamp. Available physically on Amazon.

July 29/30 - New Mexico with Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, and Brandon Ross.
Opera Southwest and the New Mexcio Jazz Festival. Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  

6/16-6/17 - Kindred Spirits Series, Milford PA.
Duo Noire performs
@ the Grey Tower National Historic Site & the Hawley Silk Mill. 

5/22-5/24 - Black Wall Street, Oklahoma City and Tulsa OK
Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, Brandon Ross, Thomas Flippin, and Gene Peters perform music relating to the 1921 race riots in Tulsa OK.

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Release Date: June 22nd, 2018
Label: New Focus Recordings

 

Produced with GRAMMY-winner guitarist William Coulter, the album features premiere recordings of newly commissioned works by six highly accomplished and diverse women composers from around the world: GRAMMY-nominee Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, ECM Artist Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Gabriella Smith. Available on iTunesBandcampAmazonSpotify and elsewhere. Learn More.

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"Truly pathbreaking...greatly satisfying." - All Music

Thomas Flippin is a champion of new music and equality in classical music. In 2018, his guitar ensemble, Duo Noire, released their critically-acclaimed album, Night Triptych, featuring "truly pathbreaking" and "greatly satisfying" premiere recordings of works by women composers they commissioned in 2015: GRAMMY-nominee Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, E.C.M Artist Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Gabriella Smith. Flippin is also a frequent collaborator with Porgy and Bess national tour star Alicia Hall Moran and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. He is the first African-American guitarist to graduate from the Yale School of Music and is also an experienced mountaineer and speed chess player.

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