Funky, funkier, funkiest. This Gordon Goodwin chart on the classic funk rock tune Play That Funky Music is a showcase for your lead alto saxophone soloist from start to finish. This one demands a contemporary alto sax soloist with style and some altissimo chops too. Groove is essential for the rhythm section. If you have the rhythm section funk groove and the alto player, this is IT! As recorded on The Phat Pack, Gordon´s newest CD.
The title speaks for itself! Victor Lopez does it yet again with this classic pop song now for the young jazz musician. No solos but plenty of funky groove plus a call-and-response section. Lead trumpet range is to written top line F-sharp. Keep the funky juices flowing!
HappenstanceThe sax section gets a chance to shine in a very playable soli that weaves in and out of brass punches. This chart makes a perfect vehicle to showcase the saxophone section. Solos for piano and trumpet. Medium This series is based on tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series). We asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 tpts, 3 tbns and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clar., F horn, guitar and aux. perc. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 tpts, 1 tbns, and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.Nombre de pages :83
Nevermoreas recorded by the mel lewis jazz orchestraRecorded on Mel Lewis & the Jazz Orchestra Featuring the Music of Bob Brookmeyer.Nevermore was written as a feature for Tom Harrell (Red Baron JK 53753). Entire sax section doubles on woodwinds: Flute, 3Bb clarinets, bass clarinet.Nombre de pages :70
JoshuaVictor Feldman tune, recorded by Miles Davis on several occasions. The tune lends itself nicely to the big band instrumentation. Harmonically and rhythmically challenging arrangement, with rapid harmonic modulations and shifts from 4/4 to 3/4. Moderate brass ranges. From Departure (DMP 493). Medium advancedNombre de pages :84
Bulgariaas recorded by the WDR Big Band CologneThis arrangement of a great Peter Erskine tune is a real tour de force for the entire ensemble, and always brings the audience to its feet. It features solo space for trombone, soprano sax, piano (or optional vibes) and drums, as well as a wild and exciting section with five soprano saxophones in unison, reflecting the intense feeling of certain kinds of Bulgarian folk dances. Clarinet may be substituted for some of the sopranos, if necessary.Nombre de pages :198
Prismas recorded by the WDR Big Band Cologne on PrismPrism is a modal composition which is based largely on several reharmonizatios of a simple 8-bar melody. It is a jazz waltz and features the lead alto sax. Correlated with Vol. 1 of the Jazz Workshop Series Modal Jazz Standards & Originals.Lead Tpt: F (3 ledger lines above staff). Grade 5Nombre de pages :112
BurungkakaTraditionalBurungkaka is an Indonesian folk song which is known throughout Malaysia. It is about an old parrot which sits near the window, singing. The children make fun of it in a good-natured manner. Originally arranged in 1997 for virtuoso jazz trombonist Albert Mangelsdorf and the WDR Big Band. Albert had recorded the piece many years earlier on a trio recording of his.Saxes double on Fl/Fl/Cl/Cl/Bcl. First alto doubles on soprano. Substitute saxophone parts are provided on the reverse side of the woodwind parts.1st Tpt: C (2 ledger lines above staff). Grade 4Nombre de pages :94
AmenAmen is a medium-up tempo gospel-swing, influenced by Horace Silver´s The Preacher. Mike Titlebaum underlayed the bluesy melodies, developed throughout the arrangement, with a driving shuffle rhythm, first introduced by the trombones in the intro. There is a written trombone solo included but the solo section can be opened up for any other instrument. Amen is based on the etude with the same name from Jim Snidero´s Jazz Conception Series.1st Tpt: E (top of staff). Grade 2-3Nombre de pages :60