Thanks for listening, Danny. I just listened on speaker for the first time and I see what you mean about the alto. I only listened on headphones and the diffeence wasn't so pronounced.
I used the 3rd alto in the JBB.
I listened to this Rag several times, interspersed with listening to your "Suite of Change." I really like this one. It "sounds" to me in many ways. Also, there's something about it that hasn't quite hit me, yet. Something about it, as yet unrealized, makes me like it a great deal. I'm not sure if it's a technical element (jazz-like "quoting" of quasi ragtime in a "modern" piece?) or the melodic theme, or perhaps it's just that the whole thing holds together well for me.
In any event, thank you for sharing this with us. It's a keeper.
Thanks for listening, Joe.
I think that's the element of music that get;s to all of us. An unspoken message that we each interpret based on our own experiences.
I actually have developed the wind piece more. It's already passed p. 1 without comment. It's newer title is A JESTER IN A WORLD OF KNAVES I, II & III.