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New Bird Blues (duos: clarinet, saxophone)

by Andrew Robson (2017)

New Bird Blues


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New Bird Blues / Andrew Robson.

Library shelf no. 785.812/ROB 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a bebop-inspired blues based on a modified version of Charlie Parker's 'Blues for Alice' chord progression. The Simpatico arrangement features two melody instruments, the lower of which can choose to provide a walking bass line if desired, however the composition can be easily adapted to any jazz band instrumentation.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, bass clarinet. Can be easily adapted for and jazz band instrumentation (melody instruments + rhythm section).

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Ability to improvise over fast moving bebop harmony required

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
Blues For Alice (Charlie Parker), any bebop or hard bop blues e.g. Freight Trane (Tommy Flanagan)


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

27 Jan 18: The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, Sydney.. Featuring Andrew Robson, Paul Cutlan.

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