||"Mind Meld" was written in 2011 by Mark DeSimone. Award winning composition. Straight ahead swing...up tempo jazz. Good music.
This modern tune is inspired by the fantastic incidental music from the classic Star Trek series. Itís adventurously written and the addition of tuba and bass clarinet (in tenor 2) gives the low horns some sharp teeth. The song explores what it might feel like to go through a mind meld, with a tense, energetic beginning that leads to an exotic, soothing section with twin melodies dancing around one another. A very challenging and rewarding piece for band and audience alike, with an exciting alto saxophone improv section.