From the Publisher
Jazz Suite for flute quartet is a three movement work that features different jazz styles in each movement. The piece opens with Two-Hand Hot!, which is an up-tempo swing style tune that features intertwining solo lines for the entire quartet. KB Blues is a medium tempo blues with a classic style blues bass line and groovin' melody. This minor twelve bar blues includes an improvised solo section for the first flute player. The closing movement, Irregular Swing is a fast swing tune reminiscent of bebop classics, but with the twist of changing time signatures that keep the players and audience on their toes.
Jazz Suite was premiered by Ali Ryerson, Ellen Burr, Emily Senchuk and Billy Kerr at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN.
Performance duration (approx): 10'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Two-Hand Hot
- KB Blues
- Irregular Swing