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Solo horn - 1.picc.1.1.1-0.2.1.btrbn.1-timp-3perc:guiro/shekere/clave/tgl;bongo;glsp/marimba-dr-pft-hrp-strings-jazzbass

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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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World Premiere
Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank, NJ
Chris Komer, horn / New Jersey Symphony / Xian Zhang
Programme Note

The French horn, a rather exotic instrument in the history of Jazz music, has among its most illustrious practitioners, legendary musicians like Julius Watkins, Willy Ruff, David Amram, John Clark and a few others, so I was so happy when the New Jersey Symphony commissioned me to write a piece for its principal hornist and great improviser Chris Komer. Subsequently, gorgeously illustrated by the painter Omar Corrales, the work contains elements of the Danzón and other Afro-Cuban rhythms, and is inspired by an imaginary, dreamy walk by the Catalan painter Salvador Dalí through the forest of my homeland.

– Paquito D’Rivera

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