Los Angeles II

“Los Angeles II” from Places┬áby Brad Mehldau

Jacob Walls, trumpet; Peter Gottlieb, horn; Christine Hulsizer, bari sax; Noah Fields, viola; Matt Gold, drums; Tom Bergeron, conductor

May 9, 2011

I’ve always wanted to know how this piece worked, so I transcribed it and arranged it for a quirky group. I stay true to the melody and form but copy a few figurations, lose some others, and invent a few new harmonies. Now I feel the need to embark on a serious viola/bari sax project…