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Written in January 2003 as a tribute to jazz legend, Ray Brown, this impressive and evocative work is played pizzicato throughout and Teppo Hauta-aho is a past master at writing for unaccompanied double bass in contemporary and jazz styles. The musical material is based on the letters of Ray Brown's name.

In one movement, there is much here to explore and enjoy for the classical or jazz bassist, with opportunities for optional improvisation.

Questions - the first part (rubato) is fairly relaxed and rhapsodic, with snatches of pizzicato jazz lines continually interrupted by sustained harp-like chords.
Answers - begins at bar 33 (medium fast) and contrasts the opening section with music of a more metronomical and rhythmic style, typical of the strong and steady time keeping style of Ray Brown. It explores a number of pizzicato techniques and sounds, and offers opportunities for expressive and musical interpretation.

Performance Level: 7;8

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Cat No. RM319
Price £6.50
ComposerTeppo Hauta-aho
CategoryDouble Bass Solo
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level7 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-319-1
EAN-13 9790570453191
Weight 32 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 7 in stock
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