audio tracks and videos
About their new single, Bulgarian Bulge by Don Ellis:
The GFFO starts every concert with an overture. In this series of projects, we select our favorites and record them in a world-class recording studio for an album entitled "OVERTURES!"; the first of these being Don Ellis' BULGARIAN BULGE now released as their first single.
In every overture, the point is to rev up the audience and prepare them for the features being presented later on. BULGARIAN BULGE is a jazz work based on Bulgarian folk dance music known for complex driving rhythmic characteristics. On your first listen, you'll notice compelling energy in the music. This is accomplished by alternating 33/16 and 36/16 meters that move the work forward in an almost magical effect. couple that with featured solos by various members of the orchestra, and you have a fitting start to an exciting album!
The GFFO recorded this track at the legendary Different Fur Studios in San Francisco! Read about this amazing studio adventure HERE
The Grand Feature film Orchestra:
The Grand Feature film Orchestra (GFFO) is a student (grades 4 and up) and community orchestra dedicated to learning, creating, and performing LIVE movie score music and other eclectic sound art projects! Anyone in Solano County with a passion for learning and creating is welcome to join the GFFO as a music student (beginning to advanced) or as an adult amateur or professional musician.