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Goon juice : big band

by Tim Davies

Audio Sample

Performance by Tim Davies Big Band (Los Angeles), Jon Papenbrook, Mike Nelson from the CD expensive train set

expensive train set


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The expensive train set / Tim Davies Big Band.

Library shelf no. CD 2977 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Australians are known for our drinking. For many young Australians, cheap cask wine is their first drink and a staple at parties and BBQs. In Queensland we called it Goon Juice. "Pass the goon" is a phrase I have echoing around my head from many a high school party! Of course many of these parties did not end well, as I have tried to portray in this piece.

If there is one thing I will admit scares me to death every time I sit in with another band, it is the chance that they will call a fast Latin tune. I am missing the gene that allows drummers to play this particular style! Jon Papenbrook, my longtime lead trumpet player, was always asking me when I was going to write a Latin chart. I resisted for a long time, but then I thought, how hard can it be? Writing it was easy. Playing it, another thing. I ended up not even trying to play a Latin chart; I just played a 'Tim' chart and it actually worked out fine.

Work Details

Instrumentation: Big band.

Duration: 7 min.


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

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