"Raising the Ceiling" for jazz ensemble reflects the 2011 debacle over raising the debt ceiling. It was written using a twelve tone matrix of the notes F F# Ab C C# G A D Eb E Bb B. The pattern was varied using retrograde and transposition
Linear Equation was built upon a linear jazz/funk pattern in 3/4 which I presented to several of my percussion students. Its scored for a sextet and has a very funky groove with a lot of syncopation. Your comments are welcome. I hope you enjoy it.
Stepping On Your Shadow is a jazz / rock fusion piece featuring drums, xylophone, marimba, piano and bass, with a heavy metal guitar thrown into the mix. Rather atonal, unusual arrangement with more emphasis on rhythmic patterns. A Treat for dummers