Desert Indie Rock (for jazz sextet)

About a decade ago I composed Mirage for my trio.  I resurrected and updated it recently for a sextet I play with called Hexagon.

The melody, harmony, and vibe of Mirage come from what I refer to as the "Jewish Mode."  (Some theory-savvy folk will think of this as the 5th mode of Harmonic Minor).  Anyhow, the result is this Middle-Eastern-sounding thing that won't leave you alone, kind of like getting sand in your eye.



CLICK HERE to preview the score and see some parts.  And, if you want to play it with your band, you can purchase and download the chart there, too.

Posted on January 31, 2013 and filed under Arranging & Composing, Publications.