RHUMBA LIBRE/Jazz Orchestra

This composition starts with a rhumba feel in minor key progression, developing into a 3/4 "organ trio" style modal solo section and ending in a "sarabande" over an ostinato pedal, back in rhumba feel.

Instrumentation: 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums
Solos: tenor 1
Reed doubles: 1. Clar. / 2. - / 3. Flute / 4. - / 5. -

FALLING DOWN/Jazz Orchestra

This multi-faceted extended composition features a mysterious intro with voicings inspired by Bernard Herrmann's film scores, developing in a chorale followed by the exposition of the reharmonized melody. An ostinato solo section is followed by a development into a bass cadenza, ending in a final solo section fading into a textural coda with call and answer between the sections.

Instrumentation: 5 reeds, 4 trumpets (dbl. flugelhorn), 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums
Solos: trombone 1, drums, bass cadenza, soprano sax
Reed doubles: 1. Clar. / 2. Clar. / 3. Clar. / 4. Sop. - / 5. Bass Clar.

ANALYSIS PARALYSIS/Jazz Nonet

A funk-rock tune, inspired by intervallic cells in the melody harmonized vertically.

Instrumentation: female singer, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drums
Solos: alto and guitar.

GIBRALTAR/Jazz Nonet

This tune features a soaring melody in the trumpet and female voice, developing into a flamenco sounding solo section over an A pedal, following by a solo sections based over the chord progression, fading in a textural coda.

Instrumentation: female singer, alto sax, soprano sax, trumpet, trombone, nylon string guitar, piano, bass and drums
Solos: piano, soprano sax and trumpet

TRIBES/Jazz Orchestra

This composition starts with a rhythmic ostinato that made me think of a tribal mantra. The exposition of the melody builds to a first climax followed by the tenor solo, after which the sections riff with call and answer, in a chant fashion.

Instrumentation: 5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums
Solos: Tenor 1
Reed doubles: 1. Sop. / 2. - / 3. - / 4. - / 5. -