back to the bass-ix (2007)
This is a fiendishly difficult and utterly riotous duo of 999 bars, begun in late 2006 and finished in May 2007. It is more than 25 minutes long and is a fine example of Reddy’s mature ‘clazz’ style. Among the many quotations heard along the way are the ‘Hornpipe’ from Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs (a standard number performed at the Last Night of the Proms in Britain), a Chopin Scherzo, and a Chopin Prelude.
The work is dedicated to the young bassist, Stefan Schoenegg, who was part of a temporary band in the summer of 2006 that Daniel Schlaeger (drums) and Martin Heizmann (saxophone) also played in, which did a few concerts in and around Konstanz.