||"La La Land" was written by Ray Ames in 2008 for young jazz ensemble. This is a Latin Ballad written by Ray as a memorial for a young student who passed away in 2008. Very moving work. The composer writes..." It was very sudden...an accident involving a car and his bicycle. I left Troy’s funeral and went to my daughter’s wedding rehearsal. This piece was pretty therapeutic for my students (and me). It was pretty traumatic for them to lose a classmate. His parents came to the performance. It was a very emotional experience for all involved".