From the recording The Fuzzy Dice Man Cometh
My mentor is a trumpet player and a piano player. It was after I finished my last class with him when I was headed home and heard on the radio a piece for solo trumpet. I felt obligated. I call it “ala Mode” due to the key transitions. I tried to keep it traditional, but the composition took over and I gave up fighting it. The piece might be considered an etude in articulation.