Groove MerchantJerome Richardson/arr. Rich Sigler - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
Made famous by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis band, this accessible version has a gospel rock groove that fits perfectly. Played at about 132 bpm with straight eighths, this chart is packed with goodies like written-out solos for trombone and trumpet, a lead trumpet range to written G on top of the staff, a few clever modulations, and a great development section. Toss in the optional parts to include vibes and you have a fine chart. Groove Merchant is very effective at any performance and is highly recommended!