Based on Beethovens "Ode to Joy," arranger Victor Lopez begins with a hymn-style chorale then switches to a rock feel for the development. This chart has a nice rock groove, interesting harmony, no individual solos and the lead trumpet player’s highest note is a written A-flat. A very pleasant change of pace for the holiday concert.
5 Saxophone (AATTBar), 4 Trompeten, 4 Posaunen, Gitarre, Klavier, Bass, Schlagzeug plus Flöte, Tuba, Horn in F, 2 Baritone ad lib
Young Jazz Ensemble