8 min.


Jazz Orchestra (5 sax, 5 tp, 4tbn, guit, pno, b, dr – optional: soloist sopr.sax, voice)


premiere: Brown Hall, Boston, 13.12.2005


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Winning piece of the 2010 Scrivere in Jazz Competition Sassari, Italy



Program Notes:


When Bob Brookmeyer first heard this piece he commented ‘That’s a heartbreaker right there’. Falling is probably one of the most deeply felt compositions I have written in the last years. It’s a rather melancholic piece with a beautifully lyrical soprano sax theme in a medium/slow swing feel. Its delicate flow, rich harmonies, sensitive lines as well as its intense climactic moments grasp you from the first note.