- original music and arrangements -
Erik Satie

Voates (pronounced voh-ah-tes)

jazz guitar and two trombones, mellow and introspective

This short piece is a tribute to Erik Satie, an eccentric Impressionist French composer. He was a colorful figure in the early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde and this hauntingly beautiful piece is based on his most famous suite “Trois Gymnopédies.” Blood, Sweat, & Tears did a flute trio version of it but my arrangement only really snatches the first few bars of Satie and veers off from there.

The title stands for Variations On A Theme (by) Erik Satie.