comp. & arr. by Dave Rivello
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VJCP515-FBB – Flexible Instrumentation Jazz Ensemble Chart, which has been written to sound complete with as few as 11 pieces or as many as a full (18-piece) big band. The instrumentation is as follows:
Alto Sax I, Alto Sax II, Tenor Sax I, Tenor Sax II (opt.), Baritone Sax (opt.)
Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III, Trumpet IV (opt.)
Trombone I, Trombone II, Trombone III (opt.), Trombone IV (opt.)
Guitar (opt.), Piano, Bass, Drums, Vibraphone (opt.)
Because this chart has been written for younger jazz ensemble, the optional Trombone IV part has not been specifically written for Bass Trombone, but is instead a more general (Tenor) Trombone part.
Description: Written for young jazz ensemble by composer Dave Rivello, 98-144 opens with a brief, yet beautiful chorale for the horns. After that introduction, the chart gets rolling with a swing groove in the classic style of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. And there is plenty of solo space available for any improviser in the band on this tune!
The composition’s title is in reference to Public Law 98-144, which established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday in the United States of America.
This big band arrangement is of beginning-to-intermediate difficulty.
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