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Upstart : small jazz ensemble

by Louise Denson (1991)



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Upstart / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 785/DEN 7 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a medium tempo swing blues, suitable for either Bb or Eb lead, or for piano trio. In Ab, it uses alternative changes in the theme. Solos can either use these changes, or be based on straight-ahead Ab blues.

Work Details

Year: 1991

Instrumentation: Alto sax or trumpet lead, piano, bass, drumkit.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium — 12-bar blues containing chromaticism and alternative chord changes. Medium tempo.

First performance: by Louise Denson, Helen Russell, Tony Hobbs, Phil Noy, Joe Marchisella — 5 Jun 02. Launch of 'Clean Start' CD, Brisbane

Appeared on CD 'Clean Start' which won 2003 Queensland Recording Association Sunnie Award for Best Jazz Album


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

7 Feb 2019: at Louise Denson Group (Doo-Bop Jazz Bar).

5 Jun 02: Launch of 'Clean Start' CD, Brisbane. Featuring Louise Denson, Helen Russell, Tony Hobbs, Phil Noy, Joe Marchisella.

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