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Earth Tones

The title track from the Power of Ten’s first CD, this chart features 3 interconnected sections – a chorale or incantation, a 6/4 Afro section ala the Yellowjackets, and a minimalistic section that precedes a drum solo before the D.S. to the bridge and a strong closing. Solos are for vibes (piano or guitar) and trombone.

INSTRUMENTATION: Alto, tenor/soprano, bari, 2 trumpets, trombone, vibes, piano, guitar, bass and drums

DIFFICULTY: Medium-Difficult

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Hey, Gates

Dedicated to Lionel Hampton, this straight ahead rhythm changes chart hints at Hamp’s signature tune “Flying Home.” Just like Lester Young often referred to everyone as Lady xxx, Hamp called everyone “Gates.” Two solo separate sections for vibes or piano and trumpet can be opened up for more soloists. The chart also briefly features drums in exchanges with the band. Alto doubles on flute and soprano and tenor sax doubles on soprano.

Instrumentation: alto dbl. sop. & fl; tenor dbl. sop.; bari; 2-tpts; bone; piano/vibes; guitar; bass; drums

Grade Level:Difficult

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Ease It!

Based on the Paul Chambers/Cannonball Adderley blues head, this charts is arranged in a style reminiscent of Gil Evans’ imaginative early orchestrations. Solo sections for bass and just about any other instrument abound. Solo backgrounds help to propel things forward to an exciting shout chorus. Alto doubles on flute. This chart challenges your bassist to step up.

Instrumentation: Alto dbl flute; ten; bari; 2-tpts, 1 bone, Piano/Vibes, Bass, Guitar & Drums

Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Rapsodie for Saxophone (arr. for quartet)

Greg Knapp’s stunning transcription and arrangement of Claude Debussy’s work composed for saxophone soloist and orchestra is far more exciting than the original, often criticized as an uninspired effort. This arrangement was informed by original orchestral recordings and the unorchestrated piano/soloist score. The orchestral reduction that includes significant soloist passages pushes the skills of the quartet to its limits both technically and musically. The work was recorded by the Nova Saxophone Quartet on their InNOVAtions recording available in digital download format from Cd Baby.

Instrumentation: SATB
Grade Level: Difficult

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(misc-008) This arrangement will hopefully be available soon in manuscript form.


Black Bottom Stomp

This challenging arrangement by Rick Lawn is featured on the Nova Saxophone Quartet’s recording Double Image. Follow the link to audition and excerpt of this recording or purchase the entire album. This arrangement is based, note for note, on the original Jelly Roll Morton Red Hot Peppers recording including Rick’s orchestration of the banjo solo across the quartet! The score and parts will be available on this web site soon so stop back!

Instrumentation:SATB

Grade Level:Medium-Difficult

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Quartet in C Minor by G. W. Knapp

Featured on the Nova Saxophone Quartet’s Double Image recording, this challenging four movement quartet for SATB is available EXCLUSIVELY FROM RICK LAWN.COM! But please be patient as we prepare the score and parts for purchase.

Instrumentation: SATB

Listen to samples of each movement or purchase the entire CD right from this web site. Just follow the link above to hear the recording of this exciting quartet.

We are hoping to make this major four movement work commissioned by Nova available for sale in its original manuscript form with full score and parts. Check back soon for updates!

Amazing Grease

 

Chorale and funk tune with easy blues based changes for the beginning improvisor.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level:Easy

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Carousel

A jazz waltz with a solo section that is not too challenging for the beginning soloist.

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

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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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Incantation and Dance

Commissioned by the University of Northern Iowa in celebration of 50 years in jazz education, this chart is a challenging episodic work that begins with a somewhat dark, evolving incantation that can make use of extra percussion including tympani. An Afro-Latin groove takes over (that makes use of additional perc. including marimba) that eventually moves to a straight ahead groove for solos. Solos can be for alto sax, trombone and/or rhythm player.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4 plus perc.
Grade Level: Difficult

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