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A Little Minor Setback

A new, soon to be released chart from Kendor Music

This is a swinger in the Blue Note tradition and is based on an evolving minor blues progression. Just as the groove progresses from 2-beat swing to straight ahead 4, so does the harmonic progression which begins as a 16 bar extended minor blues. The chart builds to a solo send off for guitar, trombone or 2nd trumpet and the progression at this points has evolved to an altered blues style but now with a bridge. Backgrounds for the soloist can be introduced at will and the solo section can be opened up for multiple choruses. At this point the drummer could choose to use a shuffle feel. Audiences and musicians alike should enjoy this toe tapper.

Soon to be available from Kendor Music.

Grade Level: Medium

Instrumentation: 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums

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No Regrets

Composed on my 60th birthday, this retrospective ballad features the beautiful lyrical flugelhorn of George Rabbai on the Power of Ten CD Earth Tones. Ballad and double time bossa feels throughout. Piano is also featured briefly as a soloist.

INSTRUMENTATION: Alto & Flute, Tenor, Bari & bass clar., 2- Trumpets dbl flugel, trombone, vibes (opt), guitar, piano, bass, drums

DIFFICULTY: Medium

 

A big band version will soon be available from Kendor Music. Check their website for details. 

 

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NO Regrets is Now available in print form from eJazzLines

 

Public Domain

A nice moderate swing tune based on rhythm changes and some nice Thad-like ensemble voicings. A strong sax soli and open solo sections make this chart an excellent teaching tool and concert selection for high school and college big bands.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Motion Potion

This Bossa Nova features trombone and bari sax in duet style with solo space for trombone.
Once published by Phantom Music the chart is now being made available again as an exclusive only through RickLawn.com.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium

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Los Alti Bajos

A salsa-like Latin tune that features tenor sax and trombone.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium

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Order Barnhouse stock number 032-0144-00AR

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Once and For All

A real swinger that reminds one of the Buddy Rich Band in the late 1960s. The chart starts in 3/4 but moves to 4/4 for the tenor sax solo.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium

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Scirocco

Contemporary fusion with rich harmonies and exotic melodies. Features tenor sax.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium

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Phone: 716-492-1254

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Sticks and Stones

Fusion style ala Freddie Hubbard circa. 1970s featuring trumpet and tenor. Electric piano works nice in this chart. Solo sections include a free section for the quintet that serves as the featured nucleus of this chart.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4 (guitar is optional)
Grade Level: Medium

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Blue Rondo ala Turk

Scored for and recorded by the Nova Saxophone Quartet, this is classic composition by Dave Brubeck works very well for saxophone quartet (SATB).

Instrumentation: SATB

Grade Level: Medium

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misc-005

Currently being engraved in Sibelius….available soon.

Loop 360

Scored for medium jazz bands, this hip shuffle by Rick Lawn resembles an extended minor blues. Highlights include modest brass ranges, written rhythm section parts, solos for trumpet, piano and guitar, and a terrific sax soli. An optional guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium

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