Hello, good morning, Happy New Year! and welcome to the Saturday Morning News Post!
Readers, I’m exhausted. It’s currently 3am and I’ve just finished the Jelly Roll Morton Suite,… Holy Hell that was a lot of work. That wasn’t no ordinary jazz composition, that was basicly a 5-part, through-composed suite. But, it had to be done tonight before my rehearsal with the band tomorrow.
I think my pianist is finally going to snap when he sees my piano parts. (pictured right)
Why so complicated James? you ask. I don’t know, this unusual instrumentation (clarinet, piano, drums) is just really piano-centric and if I didn’t write it all out then,… then, it might not sound the way I want it to damnit!
Anyways, I had a real interesting blog post planned for you this week but my time was consumed with this project.
So instead, why not start off the New Year with a
boring punctual SMNP for a change!?
Deadlines. I curse them. Yet I need them.
I’m going to sleep now. Come and see the World Premiere of my suite commissioned by CBC Radio at The Cellar this Sunday if you’re in Vancouver and like hot jazz. We’ll be performing it for CBC to record at this event on January 15th which I’m also very excited about.
OK, I’m tapping out of this post now. Have a great week and tune in next Saturday morning for a more enthralling SMNP.
All the best in 2010!