Pacific Saxophones - Victoria


Lynne Greenwood

(saxophone soprano - soprano sax)

Jo-Anna Cawdell

(saxophone alto - alto sax)

Gordon Clements

(saxophone ténor - tenor sax)

Catherine Hammond

(saxophone baryton - baritone sax)

Le Pacific Saxophones - Victoria a choisi d'interpréter:

The Pacific Saxophones - Victoria has chosen to perform:

Larry Miller

Stream of Consciousness

[quintette de saxophones et section rythmique / saxophone quintet and rhythm section]

avec la participation de:
with the participation of:

Larry Miller, saxophone ténor invité, guest tenor saxophone

Saxophonist and composer Larry Miller has played lead alto and tenor with numerous well known west coast bands, such as Hugh Fraser's International Jazz Orchestra, the big bands of Gary Guthman and Dal Richards. Larry's latest projects include writing for and recording with the jazz groups, Navaca and Decadence. He received his B.F.A. Honours Degree in Music from York University and his Master of Music in Performance and Composition from the University of Victoria. Although he has recorded with various bands, Miller's CD "Freya's Song" is a culmination of his varied styles and tastes as a composer and performer. Currently he is teaching at Malaspina University College B. C. He was a performer at the International Association of Jazz Educators conference in Miami Florida and special lecturer-performer at the recent NASA Region 9 Conference in Feb. 1998.

Lynne Greenwood, a graduate of Indiana University, began a teaching career at the University of Alaska, where she taught theory and woodwind performance. Now an active performer and lecturer at the University of Victoria in B.C., she plays with the Victoria Symphony, several saxophone quartets, and a unique 1920's radio orchestra known as the Belvedere Broadcasters. She was a past member of the Brodie Quartet in Toronto, has appeared as soloist at World Saxophone Congresses in London and Chicago, and recently she co-ordinated the NASA Region 9 Conference in Victoria. She is co-founder of the popular summer camp, Saxophone Session which takes place in Victoria every August.

Gordon Clements has been one of Victoria's prominent saxophone and clarinet players for nearly 25 years. While on the faculty of the University of Victoria he founded both the University Big Band and the Victoria Summer Jazz Workshop. He currently teaches at the Victoria Conservatory and Brentwood College where he directs both the jazz and concert bands. He regularly performs with the Palm Court Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, and his own jazz quartet which recently released a CD entitled "Mingus, Mancini, and Us".

Jo-Anna Cawdell's musical studies were pursued at the University of McGill where she studied with Gerry Danovitch. She taught for the Ottawa Board of Education (saxophone, clarinet, and recorder), and while there she co-founded the Ottawa Jazz Ensemble, and worked with Diane Tell, Zoot Simms and Phil Nimmons. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces Central Band and presently is with the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific, based in Victoria. A soloist with various concert bands and with the group, Riptide, Jo-Anna is also the co-founder of the Pacific Saxophones which provides a venue for saxophonists who enjoy doubling.

Catherine Hammond is a clarinet performance graduate with honours of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Over the past two decades, she has played clarinets and saxophones in various ensembles in Montreal, Que., Barrie, Ont., Ottawa, Ont., and more recently Victoria, B.C., Her career with the Canadian Forces Music Branch has taken her to venues across Canada as well as Europe. From chamber ensembles to concert bands, and stage bands to blues bands, Catherine has enjoyed a varied musical experience.

Stream of Consciousness in the words of the composer, this piece can be described as follows:

"This suite in three movements is an experiment in voicing, time, and rhythm. The saxophone quintet voices evolve to those of the flute, clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon. Motives are introduced and developed in a rapidly changing stylistic environment. The piece is at times ethereal; time is obscured; the static feel locks into a definite groove. Improvisation sections allow the performer to embellish the work with his personal 'stream of consciousness'."

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