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I don't smoke (small jazz ensemble with vocalist)

by Louise Denson (2007)

I don't smoke


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I don't smoke / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 783.68542/DEN 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This swing tune was inspired by the 1937 standard Gone with Wind (Wrubel/Magidson). It has three tonal centres (Bb, D, Gb), and the melody utilizes the chromatic language of bebop. This arrangement includes a vocalese after the theme, which can be doubled on piano if desired.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Drumkit, bass, piano, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, alto voice.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Ability to solo over jazz changes at a medium up tempo

First performance: Sep 07. CD launch for "Portrait", Turnaround Club, Bowen Hills QLD

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc assocaited with this work:
Swing, straight ahead jazz

Lyrics by the composer.


  • 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 Louise Denson, Brisbane Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

Sep 07: CD launch for "Portrait", Turnaround Club, Bowen Hills QLD

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