5 FOR SIX
Arranged by Kenny Wheeler
Edition: Jazz Quintet or Sextet Arrangement (Two or Three Horns With Rhythm)
Description: Swing - Medium Difficult
Publisher: Second Floor Music/Hal Leonard
KENNY WHEELER's recordings with pianist Keith Jarrett and guitarist John Abercrombie, as well as his own recordings, have earned him a reputation as one of the best of the modern (including the avant-garde/free jazz idiom) trumpet players. This beautiful harmonically-complex composition, recorded with contemporary bass giant Dave Holland, doesn't have a harmonic comping instrument. The solo chord progression, though short, is rewarding.
The close harmonies and intricate individual lines within the three-horn front line are great for working on intonation and blend.
SOLOS: By steering clear of II-Vs and going to less common key centers, these changes are different but not too difficult. They're great for encouraging creativity in developing and advanced soloists. Also includes a free improvisation section, if desired.
QUINTET/SEXTET INSTRUMENTATION 3-HORN FRONT LINE, BASS, DRUMS
Recorded by DAVE HOLLAND on RAZOR'S EDGE [ECM 1353 833 048 2 / Recorded in February, 1987]
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
3rd part: Trombone, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax