for Big Band
Solos: Piano, Soprano Sax, Drums
2(I=soprano, II dbl. flt)).2.1 / 4(IV dbl. flg.) / 3.1 / rtm (+gtr)
"Dead-Line" was one of my first, comprehensive works for jazz orchestra. When assembling a portfolio for graduate school applications in Jazz Composition, I kind of left this one to the last second and gave myself only ten days to write it (which, at the time, was a very quick turnaround for me). Needless to say, an intense and high-velocity modal form drive the composition, with all-too-frequent hiccups and interruptions in the flow of the overall music.
(Mostly) MIDI Mock-up