Jumpin’, Coolin’ and Fugin’ was written for Carl Rath in 2003.  The work is in an arch structure, roughly ABCDCBA.  A is the “Jumpin’ I” section, where the instruments share wide leaps and the bassoon has expressive solo moments.  The B section is “Jumpin’ II.”  This is klangfarben type writing as the instrument trade pointalistic gestures.  C is for Coolin’.  Here both players perform thick jazz harmonies and rapid runs.  The centerpiece of work is a Fugato (D), based on the main theme of Coolin’.  The sections return in reverse order with a powerful finish!