Adana was written in Adana, Turkey, where I co-wrote it with Bill Purse. This recording is from the Duquesne University Catch 22 CD “Sly on Life.” I was commissioned by the Butler Symphony Orchestra to orchestrate the piece for the Catch 22 jazz guitar quartet and orchestra, which was performed in concert and later recorded.
“Adana . . . is a dramatic piece composed by Bill Purse and his wife, Lynn. Showing a longer thematic development, this piece brings classical elements to the project, which shows just how diverse Catch 22 can be.” Just Jazz Guitar, February 2004