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Small Group Instrumentals

(original tunes marked with asterisk *)

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Trumpet, Sax, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums

Six-piece arrangements with improvisation

Two Dollar Tacos*

A bolero-style tune (tempo = 120) with a short band vocal ('two dollar tacos').

00:00 / 02:02

On The Road To Morocco*

A middle eastern style tune (tempo = 120) with soprano sax (in place of alto).

00:00 / 03:27

C Jammed Blues

An exploration of sus chords in a re-imagined version of C Jam Blues (tempo = 170). Has an opening written piano solo with piano comping in later sections.

00:00 / 00:55

Trial By Fire*

A medium straight tune (tempo = 170) based on major chords with a half tempo section for variety. Piano requires comping.

00:00 / 02:33

Blue Bossa Reimagined

A reimagining of the Kenny Durham tune (tempo = 160) for alto (lead), flugelhorn and bass trombone. Piano and bass requires comping. 

(Actual mp3 length 3:13)

00:00 / 13:54

Escape Velocity*

A harmon-muted trumpet starts a tune (tempo = 140) with increasing energy as other horns enter and rhythm patterns change. Requires piano comping.

00:00 / 04:46

A Bit Of Mischief*

Inspired by the chords in 'I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You' by the Alan Parsons Project with horns building through call-and-response (tempo - 120). Optional bass and piano comping in solo section.

00:00 / 02:38

Chasing The Theme*

A swing tune that features the piano 'chasing the theme' from the horns (tempo - 160). No comping required.

00:00 / 02:42

Backatown

A funky Trombone Shorty tune (tempo = 98) with a transcribed trombone solo and alto doubling flute and baritone sax. Piano requires comping.

00:00 / 04:49

More Than*

Inspired by the sound of 'Oops I Did It Again' by Brittney Spears' with a syncopated melody (tempo - 96). Piano requires comping.

00:00 / 02:58

Nowhere To Run*

A straight tune (tempo - 110) starting with mysterioso piano. An evolving drum part and multi-voice instrumental section lead into soloing. Piano requires comping.

00:00 / 04:37

Simply Soaring

A ghostly, ethereal, spacey sounding tune (tempo = 145) with some meter changes (5/4, 6/4). Piano requires comping.

00:00 / 03:00

Mystic Intent*

A straight tune (tempo = 150) with a mystic or mysterious sound. Solo (written) sax starts and ends the tune. Piano requires comping.

00:00 / 05:04

More To Come

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