||"Bowline" was written by Geoffrey Keezer in 2004. It is the 3rd movement of the "Southeast Alaska Suite" which was commissioned and premiered on Feb. 11 & 12, 2005 by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. Bowline is the name of a simple knot used to tie a boat to the dock. The pun in the title is intentional, as the melody line is shared by the arco (bowed) bass and the bass clarinet. The bass line/melody is then restated in half-time under the trumpet solo. The composer readily acknowledges the influence of Duke Ellington and Thad Jones in writing this piece. Bass, Bass Clarinet and Trumpet are featured. (7:18)
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