Max Wilson: Zeitlin (on) (EDN80022)
This is a sheet music edition of Zeitlin (on) by Max Wilson for piano
Published by Divine Art Edition
Denny Zeitlin is an American jazz pianist and practising psychotherapist. ‘Zeitlin (on)’ was inspired by his playing, which it resembles in its use of similar chord formations and melodic contours. The music isn’t taken from any specific instances in Zeitlin’s work, more taking on some of the characteristics of his music from time to time, particularly in the slow central section, which includes a brief suggestion of Zeitlin’s interpretation of the Thelonius Monk / Cootie Williams tune ‘Round Midnight’.
The natural, fluent musicality that can be heard in ‘Zeitlin (on)’ bridges the gap between jazz and classical music, as well as showing up the falsehoods in our understanding of both.
The work was composed in 1998 by Scottish composer Max Wilson (b.1973).