for clarinet, double bass and marimba
This adorable little trio for clarinet, marimba and double bass has lots of ostinati, a bit of jazz influence — and exquisitely enigmatic titles.
"Paradise Music" was composed in Idyllwild, California in the Spring of 1991.
This recording was made on May 23, 1991.
The players are:
Sam Karam, clarinet
Robin Sharp, marimba
Christine Lee, double bass.
The section titles have no particular meaning; they were actually chosen blindly by pointing to random words in my well-worn Merriam-Webster dictionary.
The set unfolds in a leisurely fashion, with ebbs and flows of energy but on the whole rather pastoral, making ample use of long tones, ostinato accompaniments, and quirky melodic figures.