Simon Dobsons The Dreaded Groove and Hook, is an up tempo acid–jazz work for brass band, drawing its influences from bands such as Jamiroquai and The Youngblood Brass Band. The groove in question is the main tune that is shared around the band soloists and accompanied by Stuart Zendor–esque bass lines, whilst the hook, in pop terms, is the catchy bit of the song. This happens when the whole band join to play a huge riff that acts as a kind of chorus to the jazz like verses. Percussion and soloists alike will have plenty to do in this piece!The piece was commissioned by Jason Katsikaris and The Leyland Band, who gave the first performance as part of their programme for the Brass In Concert Championships, held at The Sage, Gateshead on the 16th November 2008.
Dreaded Groove and Hook, The (score/pts)