This work is a tribute to the jazz trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie. Known for this unique angled trumpet bell, "balloon" cheeks, and legendary high range, Dizzy ushered in a new era of jazz known as bebop.
Approximate duration is 5 minutes. Commissioned by Kenneth Thompson. Listen to a recording at benjamintaylormusic.com
Inspired by an ancient tradition of Chinese landscape painting where artists intentionally left blank spaces on the canvas with the idea that viewers would imagine something to fill in the space and thereby
Commissioned by Brandon Matthews and the Metropolitan Denver Honors Orchestra. The work is inspired by the Denver, Colorado skyline and derives pitch material from 5-2-8-0 since the "mile-high city" is said
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