Lewis Porter’s Concerto for Saxophone, written for Dave Liebman, premiered by Harvard’s Dudley House Orchestra, conducted by Aaron Kuan, April 19, 2012. Audio recording by Jett Galindo.
PROGRAM NOTE by the composer:
The third movement is a jazz movement, in which a variety of themes
and their permutations (retrograde, etc.) appear over a continuous
walking bassline. The themes reappear in various combinations, and
harmonized in different ways. Liebman improvises throughout on soprano
saxophone, taking a cadenza before the piece concludes with the full
orchestra ecstatically «shouting» a blues riff.
SEE ALSO: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=41883
CONCERTO, first movement:
CONCERTO, second movement:
CONCERTO, third movement: