Tadd's Dilemma with Bird: A Lovers Quarrel Resolved, John Bacon

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Tadd's Dilemma with Bird: A Lovers Quarrel Resolved, John Bacon
Year of Composition:     Composed for the ASQ

Composer Biography

John Bacon's compositions have been presented and /or performed by the Composer's Alliance of Buffalo, The New Jazz Orchestra of Buffalo, Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, The Roswell Rudd Trio, Lester Bowie, Leroy Jenkins and the Fairport High School Jazz Ensemble. His recent activities involve teaching Jazz and percussion at Fredonia State College and Villa Maria College. He performs regularly throughout the Buffalo area and beyond in various Jazz and new music endeavors.

Composition Notes

Tadd's Dilemma with Bird: A Lovers Quarrel Resolved derives its source material from the turnaround in Lady Bird the classic Tadd Dameron jazz composition. Life experiences with birdsong fill the emotional content necessary for thoughtful musical composition. The work is an organic evolution of the original progression in three episodes. Inspiration is drawn from the composer's recent involvement in the recording of Bobby Previte's 23 Constellations of Joan Miro. (John Bacon)