Third Coast Percussion

Critics' pick
Photograph: Saverio Truglia
Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion’s latest release, Resounding Earth, was on my Top 10 album list for 2013 and on February 21st, Chicago is treated to the local premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s titular work. With truly stellar playing by TCP, the piece itself is simultaneously grounding and mystical in such a way that by the end of the album, I find myself restarting it so as not to be ejected from this intoxicating euphoria. In addition, those that haven’t seen the ensemble perform John Cage’s Third Constructionnow have twice as many reasons to head down to Hyde Park.