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CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Recent CD releases featuring the compositions of Ted Pease!

Ted Pease remains active as a jazz composer and producer. His most recent compositions include: And Now for Something Completely Different, Spring Rounds (based on a theme by Igor Stravinsky), and Triple Play. These compositions have been recorded by The New World Jazz Composers Octet and are featured on their new CD, TRANSITIONS, which Ted also co-produced.

On TRANSITIONS, nine jazz compositions (including the three by Ted) are linked together by short interludes, which were improvised by individual soloists or duos from within the octet. These interludes provide musical transitions that glue the compositions together into a seamless continuum. The result is a collaborative jazz suite - a complete seventy-plus minute musical statement that features written and improvised jazz styles as diverse as be-bop, salsa, samba, funk, third stream, and New Orleans parade music.

The New World Jazz Composers Octet is led by saxophonist/flutist Daniel Ian Smith (www.danieliansmith.com). Their debut CD, NO PLACE TO HIDE, is also available here.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

THE NEW WORLD JAZZ COMPOSERS OCTET will be performing as follows:

  • Monday 10/25/10 (7:30PM) The Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
  • Saturday 11/20/10 (8PM) Rivers Music School, Weston, MA

LINK TO TED PEASE AT ALL ABOUT JAZZ