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
A medium swing chart with a guitar solo introduction.
This small group arrangement for 3 horns and rhythm section alternates between an Afro-Cuban feel and an easy 3/4 swing with fluid and richly harmonized melodic lines.
Bitter Jug is an up-tempo swing chart featuring an original melody written over the chord changes to Fats Waller's Jitterbug Waltz. The solos can be played by any instruments, and
This chart is an adaptation of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band version with an infectious groove! Tuba is essential to the general character, but the part is playable with a good bass trombone substitute. The
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
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 Eric Richards chart on Nat Adderley's Fun features Alto Saxophone 1, Trumpet 2, and Drums, and makes an outstanding concert opener or closer for mature bands. Trumpet I to written Eb6. No
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
Home Stretch is a powerful swinging tune in 3/4, and features Soprano Saxophone 1 (opt. alto part included), Guitar or Piano, and Drums. The Trumpet 1 range is to written E6,
Challenging medium tempo piece with an orchestral treatment. The chart begins in a very subdued manner only to build to an exciting section abundant with meter changes and ensemble lines. The solos section
Lickin' is an up-tempo swing chart based on the ubiquitous jazz cliche. An ideal opener or high-energy closer, Lickin' uses the lick as a melodic foundation before transforming it to fit
Lilt was composed as a light-hearted reflection of the pastoral simplicity evoked in traditional Irish music. The use of two soprano saxes in a call and response setting, often doubled with
Featuring a funky New Orleans second-line groove, Little Gus is a challenging blues-based original that the band will definitely have fun playing. In addition to solos from trombone and tenor there
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