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Sparring, sparing : small jazz ensemble

by Louise Denson (1998)

Sparring, sparing

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Sparring, sparing / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 785/DEN 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a fast Latin jazz number with a lengthy AABC song form and a recurring vamp figure. The melody includes several phrases of odd-numbered bars, while the 2:3 clave continues throughout.

Work Details

Year: 1998

Instrumentation: Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble: drumkit, bass, congas, piano, alto saxophone

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Knowledge of Afro-Cuban rhythm necessary. Challenging chord changes for soloing

Commission note: Composed with support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qu├ębec.

First performance: 19 Sep 10. Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.

The composer notes the following influences, styles etc. associated with this work:
Afro-Cuban jazz

The work was awarded: Highly Commended, Jazz category, QSong Awards, 2010

Subjects

  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

19 Sep 10: Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.

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