Recordings

Boundaries

A challenging, very contemporary chart that erases those lines between improvised and composed music; contemporary classical music and jazz; organization and chaos. Much of it is not based on traditional tonal organization though there are reoccurring themes, some chord progressions and pedal points to provide continuity. This chart was premiered by the Univ. of Texas at Austin Jazz Orchestra at the 1997 IAJE Convention. Solos are for Trumpet, Tenor, Piano, and Drums. Sax doubles. Chart works best with two keyboard players (piano and synth) though one will do especially if guitar is available. As recorded by 3rd Coast Jazz Orchestra Plays the music of Rick Lawn on Sea Breeze Jazz. See master Otter CD catalog.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4/(2 keyboards)
Grade Level: Difficult

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Trane of Thoughts

Lots of Coltrane influence here with this chart. The melody is beautifully scored, making use of muted brass and saxes floating calmly over a quietly driving rhythm section. Lots of solo space, a fun development section, an optional sax soli and a perfect closing. Alto 1 doubles on soprano. As recorded by 3rd Coast Jazz Orchestra Plays the music of Rick Lawn on Sea Breeze Jazz. See master Otter CD catalog .

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

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Chasing After Dreams (10 Piece Chart)

This is a scaled down version of the big band chart that can also be found on Rick Lawn.com (listen to big band chart recorded on Unknown Soldiers by the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra). The chart is essentially the same and serves as a beautiful ballad feature for tenor sax throughout. Alto doubles on flute.

Instrumentation: alto/flute, tenor, bari sax, 2 tpts (dbl flugel), T-bone, piano, vibes, guitar, bass, drums
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Hill Country Miniatures

Newk Meets the President

A Latin/swing chart based on rhythm changes and the timeless “Lester Leaps In.” This chart was recorded by the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra on their Sea Breeze label release “Unknown Soldiers.”

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

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Out On A Limb

Recorded by the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra on their Sea Breeze label release “Unknown Soldiers,” this chart in the classic Latin/swing Green Dolphin St. style. Soloist include trumpet, tenor, piano and drums.

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

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At This Point in Time

This Latin-funk piece makes use of one of the great grooves found in the Steps Ahead’s Pools. The haunting melody initially appears as a rubato statement between the tenor sax and piano until a syncopated bell-like pyramid figure leads us into the groove. Solos for piano, tenor, and soprano. Sax doubles. As recorded by 3rd Coast Jazz Orchestra Plays the music of Rick Lawn on Sea Breeze Jazz. See master Otter CD catalog.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/vibes optional plus woodwind doubles
Grade Level: Difficult

This chart is being recopied and will be available soon as a Rick Lawn exclusive on this website!

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Chasing After Dreams

Gorgeous ballad that features tenor saxophone throughout and a double time solo section with ensemble shout chorus. Recorded on the Sea Breeze release “Unknown Soldiers” by the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4(vibes optional) additional woodwind doubles
Grade Level: Difficult

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Traditions (aka. In the Tradition)

Clever arranging and tasteful orchestration give this ensemble feature a fresh yet traditional look at swing. An introduction marked by interesting bass, trombone and brush work gives way to a light two beat presentation of the head before settling into a moderate tempo straight-ahead groove.

The ensemble gets a chance to show its teeth as the piece half-times into a slow, hard bluesy feel and a brief stop time section en route to the original tempo and a great ending.

This is one movement from the dance suite Mirrors that included Seeds,” “Chasing After Dreams,” and “Loose Ends.”

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4(doubles on ten 1 & 2 and bari). Brief solos for soprano, bari and piano. Alto I-sop., Alto II, Ten. I & II-fl., Bari-fl./picc.
Grade Level: Difficult

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The Nova Saxophone Quartet (Debut Recording)

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The debut recording by the Nova Quartet is still a classic featuring many of the Paris Conservatory “chestnuts” from the repertoire. All this great must is fortunately still in print and performed regularly by quartets around the globe. Music – the universal language!


 

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1. Robert Clerisse:
Introduction et Scherzo pub. by Leuc et Cie

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2. Jean Absil
Suite sue des theme populaires roumains pub. by CeBeDeM

“Allegro Vivace”

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“Andante con moto”

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“Scherzo Leggiero”

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“Andantino cantabile”

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“Rude et tres rhythme”

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3. Paul Pierne:

Trois Conversations pub. by Billaudot

“Conversation Amusante”

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“Conversation Sentimentale”

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“Conversation Animee”

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4. Gabriel Pierne:

Introduction et Variations sur une ronde populaire

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KAGI, the procurement and distribution company that handled sales has gone out of business. Until further notice you will need to email me to purchase charts – rjlawn at gmail dot com