The sax section gets a chance to shine in a very playable soli that weaves in and out of brass punches. This chart makes a perfect vehicle to showcase the saxophone section. Solos for piano and trumpet. Medium This series is based on tunes from two popular Advance Music publications ("Reading Key Jazz Rhythms" and "The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series"). We 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 tpts, 3 tbns and rhythm section we've added optional parts for flute, clar., F horn, guitar and aux. perc. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 tpts, 1 tbns, 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.
Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax 1, Tenor Sax 2 (opt.), Baritone Sax (opt.), Flute (opt.), Clarinet (opt.), Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3 (opt.), French Horn (opt.), Trombone 1, Trombone 2 (opt.), Trombone 3/Tuba (opt.), Percussion (opt.), Guitar (opt.), Piano, Bass, Drums
The Groovin' Easy Series