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Wild December wind (small jazz ensemble with vocalist)

by Louise Denson (2009)

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Wild December wind / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/DEN 4 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This bossa nova has a beautiful reflective lyric written by vocalist Ingrid James. It acknowledges the legacy of Antonio Carlos Jobim in its attention to melody and rich harmony.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Drumkit, bass, piano, alto voice, optional Brazilian percussion, optional tenor saxophone

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Chord changes moderately challenging for soloing

First performance: by Jeremy O'Connor, Sacha Kloostra, Gustavo Cereijo, Louise Denson, Ingrid James — 19 Sep 10. Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Brazilian jazz, bossa nova


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

20 Oct 2017: at Wild Silk Strings Project (Brisbane Jazz Club). Featuring Wild Silk Strings Project.

Jul 12: World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrew's, Scotland. Featuring Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra, Diana Tolmie.

19 Sep 10: Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.. Featuring Louise Denson, Jeremy O'Connor, Ingrid James, Sacha Kloostra, Gustavo Cereijo.

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