2010, 07:00

Tenor Saxophone and Percussion

Written for Duo Koleva - van Otterloo


Programme notes

One night in the mid-fifties, in a small club called ‘La Daga Negra,’
a R&B tenor player named Red Prysock was driving the crowd into delirium.

In walked Charlie Parker. Irritated by the audience’s approval of Prysock’s ‘primitive’ style,
he grabbed the sax, blew a few notes and handed it back derisively commenting that
he just wanted to see if it had “more than one note” in it.

“Nacho” is largely a set of variations on Red Prysock’s most famous solo “Hand Clappin’.”