The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Night at the Red Cat

A high-octane Latin jazz duet with an opportunity for improvisation

Music: Elizabeth Alexander

From its contagiously rhythmic montuno to its sensuous melody, this duet offers a delightful and accessible introduction to the world of up-tempo Latin music.

Each piano part has a distinct role. The primo part introduces the montuno pattern, the main theme, and a free improvisation, while the secondo part has the role of rhythm section. For truly adventurous pianists, there’s an opportunity to switch roles halfway through the piece!

Night at the Redcat takes its name from a courageously-conceived but ill-fated alternative theatre in Portland, Oregon, The Redcat, whose spirit lives on in this high octane romp.

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Premiere: Simon Alexander‑Adams and Elizabeth Alexander (St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN)
Arya Lal & Julia Milan (Weston, MA)