Superbrass has just brought out a new brass band catalogue that features a piece by Paul called ‘Is That The Time’.
It was written in 2014 for UK national award winning band Youth Brass 2000. It’s a showpiece in a jazzy fusion idiom with a full and central role for the kit drummer and percussionists. The temptation must be resisted to play the piece too quickly and in so doing losing the 16th note syncopations inherent within the rhythmic groove. The challenge is not so much one of getting the notes, although there are a few harmonic surprises along the way, as one of playing as a cohesive rhythmic unit.