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1. Waltz for Desmond (Jason Lee Bruns, BMI)

2. Commuter's Lament (Jason Lee Bruns, BMI)

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About Album

Waltz for Desmond is dedicated to saxophonist Paul Desmond, who wrote Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five”. Like Take Five, Waltz for Desmond is a jazz waltz in 5/4, with a solo section in 4/4, and a coda in mixed meter (6/4 + 5/4). Commuter’s Lament is an experimental piece for big band. Also employing various meters, this programmatic composition uses contemporary soundscapes to tell the story of a driver braving the notorious traffic of Los Angeles.


Zane Musa – alto sax (side A)

Rory Mazzela – saxophones (side B)

Jason Gamer – flügelhorn and trumpets

Jacques Voyemont – trombone (side A)

John Morgan – trombones (side B)

Angelo Metz – guitar

Bill Zimmerman – piano

Dale Black – upright bass

Jason Lee Bruns – drum set


Recorded by Jason Lee Bruns. Mixed and mastered by Rich Breen (side A) and Mike Ging (side B) at Golden Handcuff Studio in Studio City, CA.

Artist: Jason Lee Bruns

Label: Golden Handcuff Records

Release Date: June 12, 2011

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Waltz for Desmond (Jason Lee Bruns, BMI)

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Commuter's Lament (Jason Lee Bruns, BMI)

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