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Seventh Song

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Seventh Song / Alister Spence, Lloyd Swanton, Toby Hall.

by Alister Spence, Lloyd Swanton and Toby Hall (2011)

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  • Instrumentation: Piano, double bass, drums.
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    Performance by Alister Spence Trio from the CD Alister Spence Trio: Live.


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Seventh Song is a lyrical slow tempo jazz piano trio piece in D natural (aeolian) minor. After a D minor chordal section played on piano the double bass player begins a repeating three bar ostinato on octave D pitches, supported by drum rhythms. (N.B. the bass player should tune the lowest string down to D for this piece).

The piano melody phrases are intended to 'float' over this foundation.

After a repeat of the melody the trio begins to improvise together as an ensemble, developing ideas based on the 'group mind.' There is no return to the melody, rather the trio improvises a way for the piece to finish.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Easy — The piano part is a straightforward single note melody line with some rhythmic displacement. The double bass part features a repeating ostinato pattern. The drum part is open. Improvisation is group focused.

Duration: 5 min.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 19 Oct 12.

ISMN: 979-0-67311-860-7

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