I was commissioned to write music for a ballet called ‘Troposphere’ by the San Diego Ballet. I wrote it in five movements, 1. Prelude, 2. Movement I, 3. Movement II,
4. Movement III and 5. Postlude.
The orchestra consisted of a jazz big band, an additional acoustic bass used as a solo instrument and percussion.
Personnel includes Jim Plank, Bob_Magnusson, Tony Marillo, Joe Marillo, Birdie Carter, Ray Heath, Butch Lacey, Gary Pack, Jeff Rew, Steve O’Connor, and many other top
musicians from the San Diego area of that time.
Here’s a video presentation of Troposphere.