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In a good world : small jazz ensemble

by Alister Spence (2017)

Audio Sample

Performance by Alister Spence Trio from the CD Not everything but enough

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Work Overview

'In a Good World' is an energetic strongly rhythmic piece based on odd and even subdivisions and ostinatos over four four meter. All three players are required to maintain energy and rhythmic drive throughout the piece. Sections are repeated and offer an opportunity for a piano improvisation while the double bass player and drummer continue. The soloist could also be the double bass player or drummer; or the improvisation section could be omitted. After a return to the melody form a coda is reached and the double bass player and drummer halve the time feel creating a more stately spacious atmosphere and a way to conclude.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Piano, double bass, drums.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically complicated. Piano part difficult to play and rhythmic groupings for parts are irregular. Double bass part requires good technique and stamina.

The recording was nominated for an APRA AMCOS Art Music Award 2018. It was also voted “Top 10 Jazz Releases 2017’ Music Magazine Japan and received an Honorary Mention Best of 2017 in the New York City Jazz Record.


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

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