Flame tree (small jazz ensemble with vocalist)
by Louise Denson (2009)
Flame Tree is a moody composition in a cha cha cha rhythm. It employs modal jazz harmony under a melody which gradually unfolds. The vocalist sings a wordless vocalese in counterpoint or harmony with the trumpet and saxophone. It is an hommage to the flame trees which, leafless, bloom in the winter in spite of the cold.
Instrumentation: Trumpet, alto saxophone, alto voice, piano, bass, congas, drumkit
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Knowledge of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz modes desirable
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
- In the form/style of: Jazz
Performances of this work
16 Dec 2018: at Brisbane Contemporary Jazz Orchestra features the music of Louise Denson (Brisbane Jazz Club). Featuring Brisbane Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Louise Denson.
19 Sep 2015: at Ingrid James & Louise Denson's Wild Silk String Project (Studio 188). Featuring Louise Denson, Ingrid James.
16 Sep 2015: at Ingrid James & Louise Denson's Wild Silk String Project (Ian Hanger Recital Hall). Featuring Louise Denson, Ingrid James.
4 Sep 2015: at Ingrid James & Louise Denson's Wild Silk String Project (Main Stage Festival Village (Noosa)). Featuring Louise Denson, Ingrid James.
19 Sep 10: The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, 2010
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