Busy Lizzy (Rob Catlender)
I based this composition on the chord structure of Gershwin’s ‘I got rhythm’. Lots of jazz compositions are based on the so-called ‘rhythm changes’.
I used large leaps in as well melody and dynamics. Octaves and sevenths and jumps from ff to mp.
I wrote it for my daughter Annelies when she was 8 years old.
A digital big band with computer-sampled sounds gives an impression of the piece.