AL'S SLOW RAG - ALLAN JAFFE (1988)
This was my third rag and was started while I was on the road, but, as is the case with most of my rags, it developed over a period of time. The easy-going nature of the piece is offset by the unusual harmonic change at B, a conscious decision by which I meant to stir things up a bit. The through-composed structure is a direct outcome of the rag's gradual and chronological development, i.e. over several years the rag seemed to transform itself and take on more character.