Just for starters
Mike Mower (b.1958)
The music of Mike Mower belongs very firmly to the contemporary world. His influences are jazz and pop. In 1985-97 he founded and led Itchy Fingers, a successful jazz saxophone quartet:
Many of the notes in Just for Starters are unexpected. You are never quite sure what will happen next. This piece is really a simple sequence of three 4-bar phrases. Each phrase will need to be learnt carefully to avoid learning wrong notes!