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Finders Keepers

Good ballads in any style are difficult to find and this contemporary funk groove is definitely a keeper. Alto sax is showcased in the popular David Sanborn tradition and a contrasting bossa nova solo section spotlights piano or guitar.

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

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Tapestry

Those of us from the “Boomer” generation couldn’t get enough of Carole King’s Tapestry album (there…I’m dating myself!). I couldn’t resist the temptation to take a second look at the title tune from this landmark recording, giving it a fresh new sound. Ample solo space is provided for piano, guitar, and choices between trumpet, alto and tenor. Power of Ten recorded this on their CD Earth Tones.

INSTRUMENTATION: Alto, Tenor, (Sop. opt), Bari, 2-Trumpets, trombone, vibes (opt), guitar, piano, bass, drums

DIFFICULTY: Medium

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So What

Composer/arranger George Russell gave me the idea for this different slant on the famous Miles Davis recording. In this case, everybody gets a chance to play Miles’ seminal solo over a very funky rhythm section groove. The solo section can be opened up for just about anyone in the band with backgrounds on cue that harken back to the original tune – and the only time you hear the tune itself.

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Parade of the Unicorns

A 6/4 march-like groove turns into a Latin feel in the style of vintage Chuck Mangione complete with flugelhorn and soprano sax duet. This chart is very melodic and memorable but has a punch to it as well; and the groove is infectious.  No recording other than the MIDI file below is yet available.

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

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Devil’s Advocate

From the Concept Music Music Series, this publication is available from Walrus Music. Up-tempo contemporary straight ahead groove w/intricate lines & hot ensemble passages. Reminds me of a 70s’-ish Tom Harrell/Bob Berg tune. Trpt & Tenor solos. Link to Publisher »

Instrumentation: Alto,Ten,Bari, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone & Rhythm
Grade Level: Medium – Difficult

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There’s A Mingus Amongus

A Concept Music publication available from Walrus Music. A gospel flavor blues in the spirit  of Charles Mingus. Lots of solo space and has that unique Mingus 3/4 time feel. Link to Publisher »

Instrumentation: Alto, Tenor, Baritone, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone & Rhythm
Grade Level: Medium – Difficult

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