Beat Me Daddy, Eight To A Bar

Stanley Schumacher

About this work:
Three be-bop musicians get in their “licks” in this parody of a “not so hip” jazz trio. The dramatic high point of this theatre piece is reached when the piano player depresses the sustain pedal, picks up a ball peen hammer, moves inside the piano and strikes the metal braces which support the sound board. Like, a piano tuner’s worst nightmare, man! [Like, NO, it doesn’t hurt the piano, man!] Please contact the composer for performance materials.
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Duration: 00:03:00
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Trombone, 1 Piano, 1 Double bass
Instrumentation notes: Grand piano required. Pianist must play both on the keyboard and inside the piano. Like, bring your ball peen hammer, man!

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