Here’s a first: trumpeter, composer, teacher, blogger and frequent Rifftides correspondent Bruno Leicht (seen here) has dedicated a new composition—a suite, no less—to this weblog. Mr. Leicht, who is based in Cologne, explains on his own blog that he bases the composition on several important pieces of music sharing certain harmonic characteristics. The piece has yet to be premiered or recorded.
How did Rifftides get involved? Go here for Bruno’s explanation and a lead sheet. Then, come back and click here for added background in a post from the Rifftides archive. If you click on all of the links in Bruno’s post, it will be a while before you get back here. That’s okay. We’ll wait.
The Rifftides staff thanks Mr. Leicht for the honor. We look forward to someday hearing “A Bad Lady In Six Flats.”