Doing Time by Mike Mower-Flute Book and CD-Itchy Finger Publications


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Doing Time by Mike Mower-Flute Book and CD-Itchy Finger Publications

Doing Time by Mike Mower-Flute Book and CD-Itchy Finger Publications (Ten flute pieces to set your fingers free)

10 Pieces for solo flute with free CD. Top fun for improving your flute playing! – don’t take our word for it – read the testimonials in the “programme notes” section…

Programme Notes by Mike Mower

This is what some eminent flautists said about “Doing Time”…

“Witty, challenging and musically entertaining. Another superbly crafted volume from Britain’s premier jazz flautist” – ROBERT WINN (ex-principal flute, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

“The hottest studies for years with great backing tracks. A must for the modern flutist” – JAMES GALWAY (ex -principal flute Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)

“Mike Mower’s compositions are unique in the world of flute music….”Doing Time” gives the flutist an extraordinary workout in erery area – technique, rhythm and jazz styles. The accompanying CD makes it possible for all flutists to discover that anyone can swing!” – JEANNE BAXTRESSER (ex-principal flute, New York Philharmonic Orchestra)

“Mike Mower’s music contains some of the freshest, most challenging material to appear in the past forty years of flute writing….And consider these etudes another brilliant step in providing the 21st century flutist with plenty of exciting challenges” – JIM WALKER (ex-principal flute, Los Angeles Philharmonic)

“Doing Time is expanding the training possibilites for flautists, whether advanced students or professionals. I can only highly recommend this newest publication” – EMMANUEL PAHUD (principal flute, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)

“Once again I am impressed by the imagination of Mike Mower in these excellent studies. Perhaps classical players will think they don’t need them, they are wrong! Get them and practise them” – TREVOR WYE (legendary flute educator)

Some performances of pieces from “Doing Time”….

Mike Mower works as a composer, mainly writing newly commissioned works. His music is published by Itchy Fingers Publications for which he has also written a series of very successful books of educational standard music. Mike also works as an arranger for commercial music in a wide range of styles and combinations.

Mike originally studied classical flute at the Royal Academy of Music, London and was later awarded the ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music). He also plays the saxophone and clarinet, and has led numerous Jazz ensembles, playing his own compositions, from quartet to big band. In 1985 Mike founded and led Itchy Fingers, the internationally renowned jazz saxophone quartet which toured the world until disbanding in 1997.

As a freelance musician, Mike has played and recorded with jazz, rock and classical artists as diverse as Gil Evans, Tina Turner, Paul Weller, Björk, James Galway and Ryuchi Sakamoto.

Mike’s playing and writing careers have always run side by side. As a composer and arranger, he has written for numerous Big Bands including the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra, NDR Radio Big Band, the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, The University of Kentucky and the Texas Tech Wind Orchestra. Individual artists such as James Galway, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Clare Southworth and the Safri Duo have commissioned works from Mike as well as numerous ensembles from saxophone quartets to string quartets. He has arranged orchestral pop scores for styles as diverse as for “Pop Boy Bands”, MOR covers, and for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Mike has edited and mastered dozens of CDs for artists from his studio as well as producing records for both classical and jazz ensembles. He has produced two albums for James Galway, “Tango Del Fuego” and “Unbreak My Heart” using his compositions and arrangements.

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