Little Children

2006 – for Jazz Quintet (6:00)


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Harvard Jazz Collective; Michael Schachter, director and Fender Rhodes


This little oddity was inspired by a two-chord ostinato in Thomas Newman’s score to the recent film “Little Children.” To my ears, it has a bubbling, menacing quality, perhaps reflecting the emotional heat experienced by the characters in the film. It was premiered at Harvard’s “Oktoberfest” festival in 2006 and reprised at many other gigs, including live on WHRB Radio in spring, 2009.




October 2006
Oktoberfest Harvard Yard Stage, Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Harvard Jazz Collective



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