A Good Engine by David O'Connor
"Clinical Jazz" is an eclectic and illogical compilation.
Range: ....from "clinically" traditional jazz directions....... up to unclassable and clinically indefinable "jazz" forms.
Anyway, music information. Its a solo baritone piece called "A Good Engine". The title is a phrase used by a friend in describing the baritone saxophone and as I wanted to dedicate the piece to Harry Carney of the Ellington orchestra, the main reason I play baritone, it seemed even more fitting. Although it is predominantly improvised, it does have two structural elements. The first is trying to ensure that the developments in the piece are distinct and in some unrelated to what has gone before, an attempt to echo what Carney was playing with Ellington and how the pieces would change from blues, to swing, to ballads and so on, though the changes in my piece aren't necessarily based on those musical ideas. The second element is the use of phrases from 'Sophisticated Lady' throughout as a springboard for the improvisation, given this was the tune that Harry Carney was most known for playing. I suppose, in a way, this piece also gives a slight nod to Mr Ellington, an inspiration, direct or otherwise, to those of us who play jazz related music."
David O'Connor is London based sax player/flautist who is open to invention and is very fond of cats and ducks.
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