Take a listen to Wynton Kelly Stone Guess' thesis, the brilliant Kontra-Funkt:
"The central idea behind Kontra-Funkt is a melting pot of different styles of music and trying to find a common ground between them. Just as bands like Funkadelic groove, so does the music of Pierre Boulez. The opening features a duet between the viola and cello, which is based on the first verse of Nas' "NY State of Mind" from his debut album Illmatic. From there, each instrument in the ensemble enters at very specific points as everything grows from this opening Nas. The piece also features quotes from Kool and the Gang, Funkadelic, Graham Central Station, A$AP Ferg, and Kendrick Lamar.
Flute - Leia Slosberg
Clarinets - Stephanie Clark
Saxophones - Connor McLarrin
Trumpet - Kevin Natoli
Trombone - Cameron Perry
Electric Bass - Daniel McDowell
Piano/Electric Keyboard - Matthew Lowy
Percussion - Una Cheng, Ayami Okamura, Saki Kurata
Harp - Anna Ellsworth
Violin - Lara Ciaccio
Viola - Eric Hollander
Cello - Nathaniel Taylor
Conductor - Jonathon Heyward"