(8 Brass) As featured on Pat Metheny's Imaginary Day album, this chart utilizes many of the standard Metheny compositional devices such as: mixed meter, an expansive solo section, ebbs and flows of high energy and dynamic rhythm section parts. Solos have been arranged for either piano, guitar or tenor saxophone with an optional repeat to feature more than just one soloist. Soprano saxophone is also prominently featured in the arrangement; and a strong saxophone section is necessary for this piece to be successful. This is a terrific work and the band will have a great time meeting the challenges presented.
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DAVE CAMWELL Dr. Dave Camwell is a distinguished, versatile and dynamic performer. He has been a Yamaha Performing Artist since 2004, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Simpson College, Indianola, IA. He is endorsed by Protec, Beechler, and Sax Scarf.
Camwell has received degrees from the University of Calgary and Jacksonville State University (B.Mus, dual degree in Jazz Studies and Education), the University of Northern Colorado (M.Mus, dual degree in Performance and Education), and the University of Oregon (D.M.A in Performance with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Studies).
In 2008, Camwell released his first classical saxophone CD, Aeterna, on the TealCreek Label. The disc includes works by John Anthony Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, J.S. Bach, Ron Albrecht, Steven Galante, Nate Brown and Robert Schumann. Notable saxophonists Jim Romain and James Bunte, along with pianist Ron Albrecht, collaborated on Aeterna, which was funded by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.
Camwell has performed at the jazz festivals of Montreux, Brienz, Calgary, Edmonton, and Victoria. He spent three summers as a musician for Norwegian Cruise Lines, touring Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean. He has performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra and New York Central City Chorus, and with the colleges and universities of Cincinnati (CCM), North Dakota State, Concordia (MN), Jamestown (ND), Graceland (IA), Northern Iowa and Manitoba. He performs regularly at the regional and national conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and presented the World Premiere of Nate Brown‚s Whooshing Noise at the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia (2006). In May, 2009, Camwell's performance of works by J.S. Bach was featured on American Public Media‚s nationally broadcast Performance Today.
Camwell has over twenty publications available through Dorn Publications and the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press. His transcriptions have been performed across Canada, the United States, Great Britain and China. A recent notable performance of one of his transcriptions (Schumann‚s Fantasiestücke) was given by James Bunte and Dr. David Riley in Carnegie Hall. He also writes a regular column for Saxophone Journal and recorded John Anthony Lennon‚s Aeterna as a CD Master Class for the March/April 2007 issue.
Current projects include performing and recording with the Oasis Saxophone Quartet (with James Romain, Nathan Nabb, and James Bunte), with a tour and CD release planned for Fall, 2009.