Jug Blues and Fat Pickin'
SMC S937CB/ HL 121335
3+2 Piccolos.2.3+Eb Clar+2 Bass Clarinet+ContraBCl.2.AATB Saxes: 126.96.36.199 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.