Bombshelter Beast is the first movement of Scenes from Childhood that was commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival. It was recorded on Coming About. It's a powerful and aggressive piece that features a boisterous baritone solo and prominent electric guitar. It's a great feature for a guitarist that can really rock out. There are no woodwind doubles. It can be played on acoustic bass, but it's more fun on electric. It's a little tricky rhythmically, but once everyone gets it in their ear it's not too bad, especially with the help of the recording. We'll include an mp3 recording of it in this offer until we reprint the actual CD.
I've been interviewing the members of my band about their individual approaches to performing my music. These interviews are being streamed for you in your account in 'media shows.' The scores and parts are also in your account as 'downloads.' The interviews should help players and directors understand how to approach the music by tapping the experience of the magnificent musicians who have shaped it to be their own over the years. We will be conducting more and more interviews over time. Additionally, I will soon be recording myself talking about how I rehearse each of these pieces. I will let you know the potential tripping spots and the way to make each piece come alive. I've worked with many groups on this music, and it is very easy for me to now predict the areas that need addressing. I am confident that I can help you bring this music to the highest level with your own group.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ALL THREE MOVEMENTS OF ‘SCENES FROM CHILDHOOD’ AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE, CLICK HERE