Gregory Youtz - Alea Publishing
Calypso (2008) is an original new work for solo alto saxophone by American composer Gregory Youtz. Calypso takes us on a journey through time exploring the variety of Caribbean rhythms related to Trinidadian Calypso - from the pure rhythmic beat of drums, through the various eras of Carnival songs - kalenda, calypso and beyond. Alternately primal, lyrical or sultry, the piece uses a variety of evocative extended techniques. The solo score is published loose-leaf, to facilitate page turns during performance.