Pianist, organist, composer, arranger
A Little Cabaret for Violin, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone and Piano
A Little Cabaret depicts a group of entertainers in a series of short sketches. After a boisterous opening, Curtain Up in which every player demonstrates their skill, there follows a sequence of solos. First, the trumpet in a sad blues (the Songster), then the violin with a sly swing number (the Trickster), followed by the saxophone in a mournful lament (the Mourner). Finally, the group comes together with an upbeat finish to the show (the Whole Caboodle). The music is predominantly jazzy and tuneful, in a wide range of moods. It was composed in late 2014 for Counterpoise, who gave its premiere in November 2014.
Duration: 16 mins
Listen to the work here:
Live recording by Counterpoise