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Chart Detail - Black Rattle

Price - $50.00

Lengthy (~9:30). Up-tempo driving ECM feel/free. Rhodes piano (opt. piano). Woodwind doubles (soprano sax, clarinet/bass clarinet). Commissioned by the University of Oregon Jazz Ensemble and premiered at the IAJE conference in 2005, Black Rattle utilizes a "follow the leader" concept. Bass trombone is the first leader: the other instruments begin their parts after the bass bone and try to "catch up." Trumpet takes over and leads the ensemble through more leader/follower moments. The tune then counts off into an aggressive, driving melody leading to a modal trumpet solo. The backgrounds reminisce about earlier material, but end up pushing towards another leader/follower section featuring your drummer. The original melody splashes back at the end, leading to a big finish.

Recorded on: Pulse
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