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Zee-bra : small jazz ensemble

by Alister Spence (2000)



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Zee-bra / Alister Spence.

Library shelf no. 785/SPE 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a medium jazz composition in a swing style. Bass and drums are accompanying and occasionally playing figures together with the piano. The composition is designed to feature improvisations over the form of the tune, but can also function perfectly well without this.

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Piano, bass (double or electric) and drum kit. Can be easily augmented to include brass and/or woodwind.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Knowledge of voicing extended jazz chords is required. Also maintaining an ostinato in left hand while improvising.

Written for: Alister Spence Trio

First performance: by Alister Spence, Lloyd Swanton, Toby Hall — Sony Music Studios

Released on the album 'Three Is A Circle' in Australia on Rufus Records in 2000, and on Earth Spirit Records in Japan in 2003.

"It would be no exaggeration to say that he, Spence, is fully rivaling the pianists who have brought about the present boom in piano trio music." Swing Journal (Japan), November 2003.


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

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