Wahsouli (which means "my arrival" in Arabic) is an example of one of my more recent fusions of jazz and Middle Eastern music described in the project description for my Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra. It begins with a slow unison theme and then switches to uptempo. This piece also features one of my bass clarinet solos which demonstrate my ability to improvise on the instrument at fast tempos which are rarely done on bass clarinet. This is reflective of my efforts to establish the bass clarinet as a legitimate lead horn in modern jazz deserving of equal consideration with more traditional jazz horns like the saxophone and trumpet. The piece also features an improvisation by pianist Harry Appelman. A version of this composition is also featured above as I arranged it for my Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra.