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New Blues is a jazzy theme and variations for solo harp. The variations are based on a twelve bar blues form. As in many jazz arrangements, the theme (called the Head in jazz circles) is played at the beginning of the piece, then there are a set of variations (called solos in jazz parlance) and after the variations, the theme returns (this time called the out head) with a tag or turnaround, the standard short cadenza found at the end of many jazz arrangements.