Fiery compositions, equal parts innovation and dedication, with blistering solos and a vintage rooted sound.
These works are original compositions by David “Elaine” Alt, but they draw on a rich tradition of Jazz greats, who are indicated after each title [ in brackets. ] Sometimes the inspirations are from very specific songs or instrumental approaches, and sometimes the influences are overlapping and distilled.
These artists whose influence is most apparent are listed to provide a point of departure. We proudly honor, embrace and attempt to channel the diverse Jazz tradition, while staking out our own ground.
Please visit the self-immolation.info website for more information about the recordings, artists and sheet music (published by Aural Imaging, BMI.)
I hope you enjoy this music, and please get in touch.
D. Elaine Alt