Musical quotes are sprinkled throughout this medium swing chart - most obvious being Charlie Parker's "Ornithology" that is used in the opening of the sax soli. The out chorus features skillfully written call and resonse figures between the trumpet soloist and the rest of the band. Solos are provided for tenor sax, trumpet and trombone. Medium
Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin' Easy Series. We've taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands.To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we've added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out.There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we've provided written solos.