Triggered by a recent visit to my parent’s birthplace, St. Vincent in the West Indies, Soulistic is a Caribbean soul jazz reflection of the experience. Echoing the resonance of the people, culture and island.
Frequently hearing the sounds of US soul (R&B), Boom Drum traditional street bands, calypso and soca… alongside the steel band ‘Jump Up’ and the vibrant street life.
Built on a number of segued sections, the form is loosely based on an accompanied canon, following the opening bars. To be played soulfully with at times a soloist-like approach, hence the title.
Commissioned by Andrew Toovey for Open Score 2010
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