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Subtitle: For Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble


General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: James Syler
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental ($300.00)   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


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Program Notes

A modern one-movement concerto grosso for sax quartet and wind ensemble that explores the connection between the Baroque and bebop jazz. Inspired by the famous 1940s New York jazz club in a “third stream” type setting. Completed in 1994 and commissioned by the United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.

- Program Note by publisher


Minton's Playhouse is a jazz club and bar located on the first floor of the Cecil Hotel at 210 West 118th Street in Harlem. Minton's was founded by tenor saxophonist Henry Minton in 1938. Minton's is famous for its role in the development of modern jazz, also known as bebop, where in its jam sessions in the early 1940s, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, pioneered the new music. Minton's thrived for three decades until its decline near the end of the 1960s, and its eventual closing in 1974.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Three of James Syler's works – Congo Square, Storyville, Minton's Playhouse – can be performed independently or as a larger trilogy titled Three Pieces in Jazz.

- Program Note by composer


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