excerpt: alto saxophone version
- clarinet (or alto saxophone) & piano
- published by Skitter Music Publications
Originally composed for a premiere performance by clarinetist Chris Neal at the 1997 International Clarinet Festival, Hot Seat (1997) was later transcribed for saxophonist Jeremy Justeson. Syncopated unison rhythms surrounded by long pauses and piano harmonies that gradually slip away from the saxophone’s melodic material are used to convey the feeling one may have when being on the “hot seat”.
REVIEW: San Antonio Express-News, Feb 19,1999
“Hot Seat… was a restless, rhythmically frenetic and eccentric piece, bridging modernism and American jazz and pop idioms”