Lucky Jim

Andrew Robson (Composer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition


Composed to reflect the sound of the early catholics (world/jazz group led by Swanton formed in 1991) and the musical style and improvisational approach of trombonist James Greening.

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: 2 saxophones (or other lead melody instruments), rhythm section.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Requires ability to improvise over a simple chord progression
Dedication note: Dedicated to James Greening
First performance: by Andrew Robson, Sandy Evans, Lloyd Swanton, Hamish Stuart — 2 Jul 19. 'Alter Ego', Canberra
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated with this work: James Greening's work with 'the catholics' (led by Lloyd Swanton), recordings by 'The World According to James' (Greening's quartet).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Australian Music Centre
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2019


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