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I’m Not Around – Trichotomy with DANNY WIDDICOMBE

Album artwork

‘I’m Not Around’ – the first single from the new Trichotomy with DANNY WIDDICOMBE album is out TODAY TODAY TODAY! Stream it, save it, share it… Love it.

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We’re super proud of this one, and some big thanks to Danny Widdicombe , Sean Foran John Parker Samuel Vincent Yanto Browning Kristin Berardi for all the musical goodness & the good folks at GYROstream for supporting its release. You can hear this sucker and more at our Queensland Music Festival launch shows through July!

Trichotomy to support Bill Frisell Trio – June 5th 2019

A shining light of Americana, New York-based Frisell is “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years” (The Wall Street Journal) and has collaborated with some of the greatest pop artists of our time including Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Sting, Brian Eno, Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull, along with jazz luminaries John Scoffield, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Pat Metheny and the late Charlie Haden.

With Frisell joined by bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band), you’ll revel in a spell – binding sonic journey that features new music from his latest releases, Small Town and Music IS, alongside reimagined classics from his extensive catalogue.

Don’t miss this iconic voice in music – part skewered jazz, part roadside folk blues and part gritty rock, delivering big-sky grooves with one of jazz’s most deeply interactive trios.

Book tickets: https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2019/06/05/bill-frisell-trio/

Where’s My Jetpack? by John Parker

Where’s My Jetpack? by John Parker

– for 4-8 percussionists

– Downloadable PDF – Score, Parts & Audio

available here:

 

Watch the video here:

 

Info about the piece:

This piece was written during 2017 for the Marist College Ashgrove Percussion Ensemble 2. It was composed to “rock out” like John’s other tom pieces, but for a beginner to intermediate skill level group. It is scored for eight players on eight drums of ascending pitch. Feel free however to use any drums (or junk) you have lying around to make up the instrumentation.

“Where’s My Jetpack?” is composed of simple themes and variations. This is noted in the score and parts and hopefully gives the performers some context for what is happening compositionally in the music.

The parts are deliberately divided up into two players per stave so that the players can see how their part fits in with their nearest neighbour. For instance, in the top stave, Player 1 plays material with stems up and Player 2 plays material with stems down.

Separate parts (one player per stave) are also supplied if your players prefer this layout.

In addition to playing on the drum in the regular fashion, there are also “stick clicks” (unsurprisingly, two sticks clicking together) and “rims” where performers (you guessed it) play on the rim of the drum. Again this aspect of the composition can be substituted for a high pitched sound like a closed high hat or similar.

The piece is written for eight performers, however a group of intermediate to advanced level performers may wish to play the piece as a quartet with each player taking the stems up and down parts on each of the four staves.

Instrumentation:

Player 1 – Highest pitch drum
Player 2 – Not the highest pitch drum
Player 3 – Less high pitched drum than player 2 (but not as low pitched as player 4) Player 4 – I think you’re getting the idea…
Player 5 – Yep totally got it….
Player 6 – Less low pitched drum than player 7 (but not as high pitched as player 5) Player 7 – Not the lowest pitch drum
Player 8 – Lowest pitch drum

 

– Downloadable PDF – Score, Parts & Audio

available here:

 

 

Have a listen to the audio here:

 

Oxford Parker – Welcome to Brisneyland

16 years ago I put out this CD, and by “put out” I mean hundreds of them have gone nowhere except on moves from house to house. My music never really fit the mould and now boxes of CDs are sitting in around literally “fit for mould”. But “Hey!” you say. “What about that digital stuff you can do with internets?”. “Upload it for the world to hear?” I presumably might say in return. “But it’s not perfect”. INSERT HERE A FAMOUS QUOTE ABOUT PERFECTIONISM…
Well I’m proud of this “record”. I had a great time making it, but be forewarned, some of it’s hard listening. Kind of like a face only a mother could love, this mishmash of electro-acoustic works is more like the CD only a father could say he loves, whilst driving out to the forest in the middle of the night for an impromptu game of “find your way home”…

I’m going to sporadically put info about each track up on my WEBLOG infrequently and from tautological time to time.

Hope you enjoy

https://oxfordparker.bandcamp.com/al…/welcome-to-brisneyland