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Gunslinging Bird




Product Code: 7010394
Composer: Charles Mingus
Arranger: Steve Slagle
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Series: Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz
UPC-A: 073999641424

The opening cut from the Mingus Big Band CD “Gunslinging Birds” is this raucous and blistering jazz waltz. Mingus wrote this piece as a tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker with the subtitle “If Charlie Parker were a gunslinger there'd be a whole lot of dead copycats”. This chart doesn't hold anything back!