Jug Blues and Fat Pickin'

Catalog numbers: 

SMC S937CB/ HL 121335

Duration (minutes): 
Detailed Instrumentation: 
3+2 Piccolos.2.3+Eb Clar+2 Bass Clarinet+ContraBCl.2.AATB Saxes: Euph.1: Timp.Perc(3)
Originally commissioned for the celebration of Tennessee's "Homecoming '86," Jug Blues & Fat Pickin’ is without peer in the wind band repertoire.  Inspired by recording of the Memphis Jug Band, the most recorded and perhaps most popular of the jug bands to spring up on Memphis' Beale Street in the late 1920's, and bluegrass banjo pickin', Freund's composition is a unique musical offering that melds "blues elements" with minimalist technique.