Sad Songs and Twisted Dances

Frank McCarty

Year

1984


Duration

18'56


Instrumentation

fluegelhorn, electric guitar


Genre

Chamber Music


Comment

Tour Concerts, North Carolina Composers Alliance, 4/85. Sad Songs and Twisted Dances (1984), six jazz duos for B-flat trumpet or flugelhorn with mutes, and electric jazz guitar with volume pedal and reverb-amp); c. 25:00. As a somewhat theatrical concert piece, this set of duos employs conventional, linguistic, and graphic forms of notation and requires high degrees of reading and improvisational skills from both performers. This work was written from a distinctly bebop point-of-view and is alternately profound and mundane ---from F. McCarthy


Source

composer website;