Posted By : JArmstrong
Piece Title : Away Without Leave
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Composer / Arranger : Becker, Bob
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :5 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Cow Bell / Hi-Hats / Military Drum (x4) / Timbales
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Written for / Commissioned by : Steve Gadd
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Publisher :Keybard Percussion Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2002 / 
Duration :5Minutes
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :"Away Without Leave" is a drum medley dedicated to Steve Gadd, a friend and inspiration since we were in music school together in the 1960`s. The centerpiece is Steve`s "lullaby" for his son Duke, which I learned while working with him on a show for the Tokyo Music Joy festival in 1988. "Duke`s Lullaby" alternates between a traditional samba rhythm (here played on melodic concert tom toms and timbales rather than drum kit) and a generic military-style drum beating with a highly syncopated bass drum accompaniment. "The Army 2/4" is an old and famous marching cadence. Traditionally used for military parading, it is also performed by many jazz drummers, including Elvin Jones. A sharply syncopated variation on this drum beating, called "Crazy Army," was written by the late Connecticut drummer Ed Lemley. This piece is still performed by Army drum corps and has been used often by Steve Gadd on songs that require a military/samba groove.
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