Ache : small jazz ensemble
by Andrew Harrison (1996)
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Ache was composed as a reminder of what it is like to have nagging, dull pain. In a darker moment, Ache could be the perfect musical accompaniment to a root canal operation. At other times in the work, there are some gentler moments that suggest slow burning embers rather than a foreboding experience at the dentist.
Ache unfolds very slowly and quietly, with the double bass and drums playing a quiet but insistent ostinato that creeps around two notes a semitone apart. Once the piece builds beyond the soft horn trills and sparse piano melody, the slightly odd groove that emerges brings us back to the brooding mood of the introduction.
Instrumentation: Alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass, drums.
Duration: 7 min.
First performance: by Andrew Piper, Adam Bishop, Tim Long, Andrew Harrison, Scott Dodd, Phil Collings, Spot The Phantom Dog — 16 Feb 97. St. Valentines Day Jazz Festival, Canberra Workers Club Childers St, Canberra City ACT
- In the form/style of: Jazz
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16 Feb 97: St. Valentines Day Jazz Festival, Canberra Workers Club Childers St, Canberra City ACT. Featuring Andrew Piper, Adam Bishop, Tim Long, Andrew Harrison, Scott Dodd, Phil Collings, Spot The Phantom Dog.
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