Willow (The)

Study Score, Downloadable

Duration 7:00 $20.00


Baritone feature


Regular 5, 4, 4, guitar, piano, bass and drums

The offer contains

  • Downloadable PDF study scores (transposed) for "The Willow"
  • Streamed video of Maria talking about writing this work
  • Dowloadable PDF early sketch for "The Willow"
  • Streamed video of Scott Robinson's "laboratory – featured soloist on "The Willow"


Recorded on Days of Wine and Roses–Live at the Jazz Standard, this ballad, "The Willow" prominently features baritone. It was specifically written for, and played beautifully by Scott Robinson on our recording. When I look back, the harmony is quite rich, and even now, I have a hard time analyzing exactly what I did. I wrote this piece as a dedication to Mel Lewis shortly before he died, and I always think of him when I hear it played. Frank Kimbrough and Joe Locke also recorded a lovely small group version of this piece on their album, The Willow, released on Omnitone.

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