JAMU is a jammin’ septet in two movements. The first movement begins with a feeling of almost remembering something from your past, followed by frolicking, polyrhythmic music expressing current joy, then returning once again to the opening sense of nostalgia. It was a joy to write music for Classical Jam with their unique approach to the normally staid realm of classical music.
Live premiere performance on Jan 17th, 2015 at Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC. Classical Jam, with Yumi Kurosawa, koto, and the composer on shakuhachi.