Symphonic Collaborations - Writing, Arranging

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Hot and Suite                                                
 Hot and Suite is a group of original themes written for 8 piece jazz group and orchestra. The concept was initially developed for a performance in 1985 with the Scottish National Symphony Orchestra and 8 internationally recognized jazz musicians, including Jim Galloway. The music comprises 5 movements, four of which have original themes, for a total of over an hour of music. The ballad section uses standard themes arranged for the orchestra and soloists.  The music has recently been  rewritten and reshaped creating a work again ready to be performed.

The music focuses stylistically on the jazz idiom providing opportunities for the jazz group to play as a jazz ensemble, with the orchestra individually, in smaller groupings and as an 8 piece ensemble. The orchestra performs in an orchestral style bridging several sections within the concept of the piece. The work is intended to incorporate jazz influences into the orchestral idiom inspired by the Gershwin or Bernstein orchestral works, featuring a group of jazz musicians as soloists, and creating opportunities for each ensemble to work independently as well as using the instrumental and stylistic possibilities of the combined ensemble.

Hot and Suite has been conceived to showcase the individual  talents of the jazz musicians – trumpets in the New Orleans  street band/ traditional jazz movement (1), saxophones and piano in the Kansas City style blues movement (2), a selection of players in the ballad movement (3) and individually (particularly the jazz trombone) and as a group in the final movement (4). The orchestra will accompany in various ways using the great variety of textures available, and is featured as an entity of its own.