Improvisatory Concert was one of five works I transcribed from improvisations between 1977-1980. The other works are Concerto for Double Bass (1977), Brass Quintet (1978), Couplet For A Desert Summer (1980), and Two Impromptus (1980).
The improvisation comes from a set of improvs I made in a recording studio in 1979, that I refer to as Session ’79. Most of the transcriptions eventually were orchestrated for different groups of instruments, but Improvisatory Concert and Two Impromptus, I felt, were best left as works for solo piano. I performed the work many times in the 1980’s, the first was for an exploratory concert for the Arizona Composers Forum in the Spring of 1983 in Tucson, AZ.
Glenn Stallcop, piano
From a concert in Tucson, AZ in the Spring of 1983