The Emotional Suite is a 7-part Suite for Jazz Quintet moving through various sub-genres of jazz (with a special focus on the Avant-garde and ECM sub-genres).
This piece was written over a year for my Quintet:
Zachary Bornheimer – Tenor Sax
Dominic Walker – Guitar
Chris Rottmayer – Piano
Richard Jimenez – Bass
Paul Gavin – Drums
The suite was designed to push each of the players to the edge of their current capacities, in some cases it succeeded, and in others, it was a good start.
The first movement sounds like this:
This suite is very intense to perform and runs about 65 minutes (on average) without breaks between movements.