Active Measures is a classic straight-ahead swing chart with bebop overtones that groove right along, especially behind the soloists. Additional features include two sax soli sections and a short journey into a straight-eighth Latin feel. Cup mutes are featured throughout the brass and instantly place the listener back in the day. Solo space is provided for piano, trumpet, and tenor sax, and a surprise coda appears just before the ending. Brass ranges: trumpet to written high D and trombone to written A-flat. A great chart for festival or concert programs!