Buku - Alto Sax and Soundtrack

Catalog: BOOMBOX01

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Alto sax & soundtrack. Includes CD. Duration: 8:15 Composed in the Spring of 2006 for Arno Bornkamp, with financial support from the Dutch FPK. Premiere July at the World Saxophone Congress in Llubliana, Slovenia, 7 2006. The composer writes: "The title refers to a remark by Charlie Parker about Dizzy Gillespie in an interview. Charlie: 'I don’t remember precisely, I just know that he was playing in what you might call in the vernacular streets of Buku.' Reporter:'Buku?' Charlie: 'Yeah, Buku.' "Nobody seems to know what Parker is referring to. Is Buku some remote place deep down in Africa? He’s probably using the French word 'beaucoup,' meaning 'a lot.' So Dizzy was playing a lot... "Most of my boombox pieces are speech-based. But Buku is based mainly on very short musical sound bytes: a hit, a roll or a lick, from numerous jazz performances: moments of great intensity, energy and beauty. "BUKU is about the soul of the alto sax and at the same time a tribute to three alto giants: Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Art Pepper. Meet them in Buku!"

Publisher: Boombox
Composer/Author: Ter Veldhuis, Jacob
Artist: JacobTV
Catalog Number: BOOMBOX01