Green Parrot Street (solo piano)
by Peter Dasent (2013)
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Library shelf no. CD 2713 [Not for loan]
The title refers to a cafe called The Green Parrot in Wellington New Zealand, where I grew up. In its heyday, in the forties and fifties, it was "the place to be". As a child my family would go into the city for Friday night shopping, and I remember when we drove past it there were garish lights and lots of people milling around. So this music is my memory of a place I never went to, but imagine being rowdy, with music - jazz, some fifties pop, some romantic love songs - interspersed with the hectic sounds of the city - traffic, car horns, things getting a bit out of hand maybe.
Duration: 4 min.
First performance: 5 Nov 15. Colbourne Avenue, Glebe, Sydney
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Stomp, jazz, Thelonious Monk, Dr John
The player is encouraged to improvise their own solo in section B. Otherwise the solo on the CD "Songs For Solo Piano" has been transcribed.
- In the form/style of: Jazz
Performances of this work
5 Nov 15: Colbourne Avenue, Glebe, Sydney
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