First Performance
Gail Williams, Northwestern University, 2012
Redrunner Music (David Sampson)
Chesapeake: The Music of David Sampson Summit Records DCD 639


David Sampson (2010)

Just Keep Moving was written as part of a concept album titled Chesapeake (Summit DCD 639). The album features the American Brass Quintet with two additional performers on percussion and piano. It is conceived as if one were attending a recital of the ABQ performing Breakaway for two trumpets and electronics, then Powell Trio for trombone, marimba and piano followed by Three Sides for trumpet, vibraphone and piano. Just Keep Moving is next with four movements of varied techniques and moods concluding with a wild drive to the climactic end. The title was suggested by a comment made by my mother, Betty, years before the creation of Just Keep Moving on how to deal with adversity and loss: “never stop, just keep moving”. The album or recital concludes with Chesapeake for brass quintet which aurally depicts three sailing trips on the Chesapeake Bay.

Total Running Time: 19:30
1. Just Keep Moving 5:29
2. Looking Back 6:08
3. Scattered 3:45
4. Cleaning House 4:08