Wicked Stride


for solo piano

Composed for pianist Yukiko Takagi.
Live recording by Yukiko Takagi live in Slosberg Hall.

program note:

Wicked Stride was written in 2008 in collaboration with White Rabbit. The concept behind the piece was to incorporate the ragtime-influenced traditions grown out of the Harlem jazz scene in the early 20th century (stride piano) with a less restricted harmonic language and a more flexible expression of rhythmic manipulation. Stride piano is a notoriously difficult playing technique in its own right, and the incorporation of unconventional harmonies and constantly distorted pulse in this piece demand a large amount of virtuosity from the performer.

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