comp. & arr. by Russell Schmidt
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VJCP503-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: An Afro-Cuban chart for young jazz ensemble, Victory features many recurring rhythms making it a breeze to put together. The solo section is written so that anyone in the band can have the opportunity to improvise. The solo form is shorter (and less complex, harmonically) than the piece’s Head In and Head Out, allowing improvising soloists to feel more comfortable in their creative explorations.
Victory could have been entitled Victor-y, as it is in fact an homage to composer Victor Lopez. Though his musical voice remains inimitable, Victory attempts to capture his creative spirit.
This big band arrangement is of beginning-to-intermediate difficulty.
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