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Another cup : small jazz ensemble

by Louise Denson (1998)

Another cup


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Another cup / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 785/DEN 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a fast-paced and joyful work. It features a metric modulation and change of rhythmic feel from Afro-Cuban 6/8 to fast salsa in a 2:3 clave. The harmonic structure utilises the Coltrane tri-tonic matrix and the octatonic scale.

Work Details

Year: 1998

Instrumentation: Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble: drumkit, congas, bass, piano, trumpet, soprano saxophone.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Knowledge of Afro-Cuban 6/8 and salsa rhythm required. Difficult chord changes for soloing.

Commission note: Written with support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qu├ębec

First performance: 19 Sep 10. The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival

Revised in 2015

Highly commended in the World Music category, QSONG Awards, 2010


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

21 Mar 2019: at BCJO plays the music of Louise Denson (Brisbane Jazz Club). Featuring Brisbane Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

19 Sep 10: The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival

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