The NZ and world premiere of this innovative new composition by Master of Jazz Composition graduate, Tim Atkinson. The five movement suite draws from concepts in the first series of the Dexter novels, authored by Jeff Lindsay, and demands highly of the AJO to control the music's unique creative textures, harmonies and rhythms.
The Moon (The Ritual) - a call to instinctive action, which can take on a life of their own.
The Dark Passenger - evasive, mysterious, and devious inner voice.
The Code - Communicates an incomplete or imaginary nobility.
Playmates - a competitive and dangerous escalation between something mysterious and playful, and something more sinister.
Fellow Travellers - The reconciliation of two entities, with only one actually reaching the "destination".
The Auckland Jazz Orchestra is a big band dedicated to playing music created locally.
The band is made up of some of Auckland's finest musicians and shares a collective passion for the music of the big band. The "Book" contains interesting and new compositions from the pens of its members and other local jazz composers and arrangers.