Speed Trap Blues is humorous and playful. The form is 12-bar blues at its most simple harmonically but with rhythmic twists and challenges. The scales are modal hybrids and the number 5 plays a big role (5/8 time or 5-bar phrases or 5-phrased sections). The section descriptions do mirror the actual speed trap set up on my street the day I was looking for titles: Fast curves Slow cruisin' and Roadrunner. A challenging work suitable for professional and advanced student ensembles.