A call for all demons

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#1 Fri, 2002-03-01 19:33
David Story
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A call for all demons

This week my big band of 15 to 18 year olds competed in the Greater = Toronto Music Canada music competition. We performed 4 pieces: Four = Brothers, Our Love Is Here To Stay, New Orleans Blues, and A Call For = All Demons. A century of jazz. =20 Yes, New Orleans blues is by Jelly Roll Morton, a piece I understand was = one of his first published pieces. Great fun, we performed it with a 2nd = line feel in 2/3 clave. A big hit. =20 In the modern category we did Sun Ra with a free blowing section and the = addition of a turn-tablist and psychedelic guitar! A piece which merges = mambo, sixties groovy go-go-music, free jazz, and then...... presto = early 30s swing ala Fletcher Henderson. =20 The results: GOLD award and an invitation to perform at the national = finals here in Canada. Proof folks love this music when they get a = chance to perform it and hear it. =20 =20 David Story, Musician/Pianist/Synthesist/Piano Teacher