juicy jam (for julia)
Reddy co-composed this work with his great friend Philipp Eden in Konstanz, who was at the time in love with a girl called Julia. Philipp may not only have Reddy the initial material, as happens with a few other works by Reddy, but contributed even more than that. They worked on it in October 2005 and Reddy revisited it in May 2008 although it is dated 2006 in his catalogue. The last 2005 file is the version published here, because the changes Reddy made in 2008 were only to format, making the pages more crowded. There may have been a practical reason for this. There are also several printouts, but they all seem to be of the final version from 2005.
The piece is for solo piano and far shorter and less virtuoso than most of Reddy’s other late piano pieces. It is more jazzy in style although it can be played by either classical or jazz pianists. There are nine bars in the middle where there is only a LH part, over which Reddy expects the performer to improvise, as is the case in other works of this period. Julia was a girlfriend of Philipp’s at the time.