5 saxophones (AATTB)
piano, bass, drums, guitar, bongos
trumpet 1 = G6
trombone 1 = D5
8 1/2 minutes
CROWS IN TUXEDOS is a finger popping swinger featuring interwoven contrapuntal lines and some hot trombone section work. Like many jazz standards, the harmonies of this work are based on the chords to Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm, although with a twist. The title refers to the magpies I saw as I strolled the paths near Christiania. I’m not sure, but I think they were laughing at me.
Solos for guitar, piano, bass, flute (on alto 1) and trumpet.
As recorded by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra on the CD “Progressive Jazz 2009.”