The expensive train set : big band
by Tim Davies
This piece serves as the fourth movement of the trilogy and the centerpiece of the album. Instead of having two soloists at the same time, I have two whole big bands at the same time. It was actually quite daunting to write. So many options! But I decided to keep it simple and it turned out great. Logistics dictated that I had to record each band in their own country, so I recorded the drums first in LA, then the rhythm and the Melbourne band, followed by the Los Angeles band. One highlight of the process was when I had the 'Los Angeles stunt double big band' show up to a rehearsal with the Melbourne band; it was quite a thrill to hear it all come together in the one room.
Since this is the last movement, you will hear a section where the themes from the previous ones come together. This is also somewhat of a sequel to an early piece of mine called Epic. Epic was one of the first pieces I wrote and remains one of the most popular. It had a catchy drum groove and riff in the rhythm section. For this sequel, I play the same groove and wrote a similar style riff.
Instrumentation: Big band.
Duration: 10 min.
- In the form/style of: Jazz
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