In The Pocket

(Duration: 4 mins)

Instrumentation: 1-1-1-0/1-1-1-0/2 perc/piano/strings

In The Pocket was commissioned by conductor Angel Velez for Education Through Music Los Angeles.

Program Note

In jazz:

“In the pocket” – a groove, a tight rhythmic performance, a moment when the ensemble locks together and plays as a single entity.

In surfing:

“In the pocket” – The fastest, steepest part of a wave, under the breaking lip, where surfers catch the most speed and energy.