Not everything but enough : small jazz ensemble
by Alister Spence (2017)
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Not Everything but Enough is a piece based on melody and
different types of interplay between the piano, double bass, and
drums. It begins in a reflective fashion with a collective
improvisation where the players are free to choose the content
and density of the music. This leads to the composition which is
set out in three sections. The first section is based around a
lyrical repeated phrase played on the piano supported by a rapid
ostinato played on the double bass, and a chiming ostinato played
on the glockenspiel.
The second section features a harmonically expanding piano part, arco double bass, and atmospheric sounds played on the drums.
The third section is a return the first piano and double ostinato idea, but this time the drummer plays rhythmically and strongly synchronising with the double bass player. The pianist develops rhythmic variations as this part progresses (see additional figures score). There is a sudden halt of activity and return to quiet improvisation to finish.
Instrumentation: Piano, double bass, drums/glockenspiel.
Duration: 12 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Detailed rhythmic passages for piano, double bass, and drums. Slow arco passage for double bass requiring good intonation.
Awards & Prizes
|2018||Art Music Awards: Award for Excellence in Jazz||Finalist||Alister Spence Trio|
- In the form/style of: Jazz
Performances of this work
20 Mar 15: Sound Lounge, Sydney. Featuring Alister Spence Trio.
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