- Category: Original Compositions
- Written by Jim Dee
Opus 5, Composed Summer 2005. Blue as in “based (somewhat) in the blues scales”; Cat as in “intended to (somewhat) mimic cats”; Postmodern as in “many influences, many textures, etc.”; Scratching, as in “pun on scratching post” and, to a lesser extent, the feel when you’re playing the main theme is kind of like scratching a cat. This tune is mostly in Db. The main theme started out as an improvisation one day a while back & I thought it was catchy, so I jotted it down. There’s a good bit of room for improv in this piece, if you’re able to do that sort of thing. I play it almost as written, but embellish a few parts and alter the timing here and there. There were a couple of measures where I just couldn’t perfectly notate it to mimic how it’s supposed to sound… but I got it about as close as possible to my intentions. The trio is not blues-based, but I like how it fits in to the piece.