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Birth of the Cool

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Birth of the Cool

Monday, August 17, 2009 2:35 PM
Author: Kyle Lieberum

Hello All, I've been asked to play a solo concert for a new music ensemble that is to take place at a museum. Part of the music is by the member composers, but they also want some music that will relate to the exhibition, Birth of the Cool. As a new music group, they don't just want the tunes to be played. If anyone could suggest any repertoire that might relate in any way to Miles Davis or any of the "West Coast" artists that would be great. They do need to be either unaccompanied or with media, no piano is available. The only piece I have found that might work is Buku, dedicated to Art Pepper among others. (I ordered this directly from Jacob TV's website about a week ago, so we'll see if I get it.) Thanks for any help, Jeremy Justeson email


Monday, August 17, 2009 6:09 PM
Author: Not Found

Jeremy - I vaguely remember that Gunther Schuller played French Horn in the "Cool" sessions. I thought I'd mention Schuller's Alto Sonata, in the event that your piano situation changes. Also, I seem to remember a 'concert' version of John Carisi's "Israel," but I have no idea of publisher. I think the saxophonist had to double on clarinet, though. Sorry I can't be more help - perhaps if you look around you might be able to find the publisher in one of the more jazz-oriented publishing houses. If I find anything on this I'll post again. Hope this helps. ~JV

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 5:24 AM
Author: Stephen Lucaites

Hi Jeremy! Victor Morosco's [I]Blue Caprice[/I] was the first unaccompanied piece that came to mind. Not especially Miles-specific, but still somewhat jazzy....

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