Sparring, sparing : small jazz ensemble
by Louise Denson (1998)
This is a fast Latin jazz number with a lengthy AABC song form and a recurring vamp figure. The melody includes several phrases of odd-numbered bars, while the 2:3 clave continues throughout.
Instrumentation: Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble: drumkit, bass, congas, piano, alto saxophone
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Knowledge of Afro-Cuban rhythm necessary. Challenging chord changes for soloing
Commission note: Composed with support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
First performance: 19 Sep 10. Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.
The composer notes the following influences, styles etc. associated with this work:
The work was awarded: Highly Commended, Jazz category, QSong Awards, 2010
- In the form/style of: Jazz
Performances of this work
19 Sep 10: Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.
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