Call to the Waning Moon

Andrew Robson (Composer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition

Abstract

The opening melody played on the double bass and composed with reference to my ongoing work with English folk song diatonic approaches to harmony and jazz ensembles without a harmonic instrument (guitar/piano/organ etc.). This composition was partly inspired by the classic jazz ballads such as Body & Soul and Chelsea Bridge. This is reflected in the modulation going into the bridge and the overall shape of the composition. Also inspired by Bernie McGann's approach to ballad playing. The over-arching aim of this creative research output is to investigate the ways in which intergenerational members of creative communities interact to produce and realise new work both at an individual and group level. Specifically, this project seeks to uncover the compositional methods and arrangement processes that allow for different generational inflections of the Austral Jazz voice to successfully co-habit a musical work.
Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, double bass, drums (chordal instrument is optional).Duration: 9 min.Difficulty: Medium — An instrumental ballad, requires ability to improvise over a chord progressionThe composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:This composition was partly inspired by the classic jazz ballads such as Body & Soul and Chelsea Bridge. This is reflected in the modulation going into the bridge and the overall shape of the composition. Also inspired by Bernie McGann's approach to ballad playing.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Australian Music Centre
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2019

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