Charles Pillow on “Perspective”

“Perspective”, the sixth movement of Roots and Transitions, features the low voices of the ensemble including bass clarinetist Charles Pillow. Using the melody as a springboard, Pillow creates a lyrical and poised improvisation that showcases his sensitivity and control. Our analysis will focus on the relationship between the melody and Pillow’s improvisation.

Click here for the transcription and analysis.

To find this recording, click here. To find the score, click here.

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