Rossi, Mike Night Fright! - Ubusuky Ukuthuka!

Combo Music - Jazz

  • Rossi, Mike

    Night Fright! - Ubusuky Ukuthuka!

    For three horns and rhythm section. Part 1 is for flute, alto sax, trumpet or soprano sax. Part 2 is for alto sax, trumpet, tenor sax or trombone. Part 3 is for trombone, bari sax or tenor sax. Rhythm is piano, guitar, bass & drums.

    As an American jazz artist and educator based in South Africa since 1999, this is one in a set of pieces that reflect my musical and other experiences in this fascinating country.
    Night Fright! - Ubusuky Ukuthuka! was composed while on Fulbright with the family to Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Kwazulu-Natal is set in subtropical, sub-saharan Africa with pounding summer rains and relentless humidity. One night after a shower and in bed with a recent copy of David Hajdu's biography of Billy Strayhorn entitled Lush Life, I was nearly frightened out of my skin when the largest bug I've ever seen fell directly onto the pages of my book. My wife came running thinking I was being murdered bythe sound of my screams - thus truly a Ubusuky Ukuthuka! - Night Fright!

    • Category: Combo Music - Jazz
    • Item: 074817
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    • Price: $35.95

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