The compositions on this page utilize the structural approach of jazz in their combining of notated composition and improvisation. The composed material is traditionally notated and written using Schoenbergs 12-tone technique. The improvisation, sitting as it does within a compositional structure, generally refers to the composed material in a variety of idiolectical ways (as is the nature of improvisation).
Debris was convened as a composers collective in 1986, and performed around the U.S. from 19871998. I was the groups managerial leader for the majority of its duration. Following are three of my compositions for the band:
Left of Never (rec. 1991)
A Hole in the Sky (rec. 1991)
No Time Like the Present (rec. 1994)
Great Circle Saxophone Quartet
I was the baritone saxophonist with the Great Circle Saxophone Quartet from 1993 through 1997. During this time, we played around the U.S. and released a CD with New York-based New World Records label. Below are my two compositions from the album. Note that the first is an arrangement for saxophone quartet of the composition for Debris, A Hole in the Sky (which can be heard above).
A Hole in the Sky (rec. 1994)
Thing Turning (rec. 1994)
Heard on the debris recordings:
Keith Hedger: cornet (on Left of Never)
Heard on the Great Circle Saxophone Quartet recordings:
Chris Jonas: soprano saxophone
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