2000.fi was composed as a fanfare for the new Millennium and is a solo vehicle for drums. The writing is very contrapunctual in some sections. It benefits from twelve-tone technics in some of its
Beginning with an opening chorale by the trombone section, then the rest of the winds, August Dreams is a gorgeous trombone solo feature that settles into a lovely, modern bossa-like
Begin, Began, Begun is a clarinet solo feature with nods to Artie Shaw and Eddie Daniels. The style undergoes changes from a groove with a 16th pattern on hi-hat, to afro-cuban 6/8, to medium
Oscar Levant's classic ballad is set here as a feature for female vocalist in the key of B-flat. It modulates to C for a piano solo with a return to the original key for the vocal re-entrance.
This is an arrangement of a composition by Peter Bernstein. The featured solo is for guitar.
Boogalues is a medium Boogaloo blues in the key of D, written as a guitar feature in the style of Wes Montgomery with the melody in octaves. It's appropriate for strong high school bands, as well
This contemporary Songo Fusion flavored piece was commissioned by the Conjunto High-Energy Big Band of Tokyo, Japan, Shunsuke Nakazato, director. It is inspired by the music of Michel Camilo and features
Commissioned by Gene Aitken for the University of Northern Colorado/Greeley Jazz Festival All-Stars to feature saxophonist Don Aliquo, Come On In is a medium shuffle in minor blues form that
This difficult, up-tempo vocal feature on Rube Bloom's classic standard makes a great concert opener, and will remind the listener of Nat King Cole's various big band collaborations. Scored for AATTB saxes,
Don't Be Jealous features an alto saxophone soloist, and a triplet-based swing feel at a moderately slow tempo. Angular, twisting melody lines slip in and out of lush voicings in this moody
This laid-back, Brazilian-flavored piece was commissioned by Dr. Kyle Mack and the North Dakota State University Jazz Ensemble I. It features solo trombone (or optional solo tenor saxophone or solo
Commissioned by Gene Aitken for the 2010 Shanghai Conservatory of Music Jazz Orchestra, this concert piece is based on a well-known Chinese folk song. Originally designed to feature traditional Chinese
Freeflow is a contemporary swing/funk chart that features either Solo Electronic Wind Instrument or Solo Soprano Saxophone. The trumpet I part goes to written Eb6, and there are no woodwind
This is an Aretha Franklin-style, slow, bluesy, gospel tune in 3/4 time. It features lead tenor saxophone, and lots of plunger work by the brass. Replacing the piano with a Hammond B3 is a nice option
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