Song of Peace for Yusef (2013) for jazz ensemble
Instrumentation: variable jazz ensemble (multiple parts available; no score)
Duration: variable (approximately 5' to 10')
Program Notes: This work was written on Christmas Day 2013 following the passing of Yusef Lateef two days before. The piece is based on three rotating Phrygian-raised-third modes, evoking Lateef's interest in hybridizing jazz with non-western musics. Song of Peace for Yusef was premiered and subsequently recorded by the Asheville-based avant-jazz ensemble Rational Discourse (the composer on alto saxophone).
Sample download: Click here for concert pitch high instrument lead sheet (PDF)
Score/parts purchase: Click here to go to the Contact page to request score and parts