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Dedicated to Ronnie Scott, this is a tenor feature with open drum solo. Latin and swing feel. A very popular chart. To hear the whole thing (although it's a bad recording) click here.
An alto feature
I wrote this in disgust after the American assault on Fallujah. (The video has now been removed.)The chart needs a bit of rehearsal. Fairly difficult sequence for tenor and piano solos.
The same arrangement as the one for the 7-piece band in the Small Band section. Long solos for bass, trumpet,trombone, tenor, alto and piano. The title, incidentally, is just my comment on the gung-ho military approach to problems. I hope it doesn't mean something terrible in Chinese!
The same arrangement as the one for the 7-piece band in the Small Band section in a higher key. Solos for trumpet, trombone, tenor, alto and piano.
The same arrangement as the one for the 7-piece band in the Small Band section. Solos for tenor and one or more of the trumpets. The piano part needs a bit of looking at. See it on youtube here
Italian musicians might like this one. Japanese musicians may choose to save any embarrassment by renaming it "Wedding Tackle". It could be used for workshops. Unison tune throughout, then solos by anyone with plenty of backing (which can be omitted if desired) so people shouldn't get bored.
This big band chart is dedicated to the memory of a good friend of mine, Trevor Kay. It features alto, trumpet and tenor solos. The piano part needs some looking at before playing.
A down-to-earth tune with a shuffle feel with solo for second alto, written for Elma who played with the SJO. There is an opportunity to make animal noises in the breaks! Listen to it on youtube here
This is just a bit of fun, with a liberal sprinkling of Irish tunes in it. It features the baritone and also has a mock Dixieland section. Listen to it on youtube here
An alto feature of a bossa nova. No solos and easy to play.
Open solos for the horns and lengthy organ/guitar solo Listen to it on youtube here
Tenor and trumpet solos. Some tricky sax soli passages. Listen to the whole arrangement on youtube here.
A trumpet feature. The ensemble passage (high trumpets) needs rehearsing. Listen to the whole arrangement on youtube here
Alto and tenor feature, with some tricky things to get stuck into.
Best if played really slowly and bluesy. A not too difficult and very conventional chart. Solos for trumpet, trombone and bass. Here is a live performance of it.
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