Orchestrations for Latvia
Well, the last 10 days have been sheer madness as I have just completed writing 50 minutes of music for jazz trio and symphony orchestra, something of a record in speed of output! I have arranged four ballads from the Great American Songbook and will perform this new piece on Tuesday evening March 8 in Latvia with the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Imants Resnis and a jazz trio consisting of myself, internationally-acclaimed Swedish bassist/composer Lars Danielsson and Latvian drummer Maris Briezkalns. All this is to take place at the at the XIIIth International Piano Stars Festival, the major classical music festival in the Baltic States which also always features a night of jazz and orchestra. I still have to prepare the orchestral parts which will leave here by email just before I step on the plane on Thursday.