||Peace In Our Time
As performed by Bobby Shew.
Peace In Our Time was composed for the International Year of Peace, 1988 and
scored for big band for the inaugural Perth Jazz Society Festival of
Original Works (Western Australia) in 1990. Bobby played it during the 1992
Jazz Australia IAJE convention and liked it so much he took a copy back to
the US to feature in his world wide concert performances.
The piece was written as a vehicle for advanced contemporary jazz stylist
student soloists. With a small group of flugel, tenor sax and trombone and
featuring tenor and trombone soloists, it has an interesting harmonic
concept and extended interludes in Db lydian (a penchant of the composer).
It has a contemporary latin-swing fusion rhythm and thereís some very
exciting ensemble and sax soli sections offset by unison sectional counterpoint lines. Guaranteed to raise the roof, itís a great opener or closer.
You can hear the complete work on the demo CD available from this site.