Composed and Arranged by Jim Mick
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Cat #: W-50419DL


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium

Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing

From the composer/arranger:

"As a band leader who is tasked with putting together the program/set list/concert I've always felt the need for charts that fill a certain gap in programming. We all like to open and close our set with a 'barn burner.' We also try to insert a ballad toward the middle of the set to change it up. This leaves 'the gap' in our program that really needs to be filled with charts that are NOT barn burners or ballads but rather medium to up-tempo charts that engage the audience in such a way as to create interest as well as deliver big applause!

I've discovered that a well-crafted story creates a context for the music that allows the listener to engage in the piece and clearly be able to visualize the story as the music unfolds. I also believe that if the story contains a little humor, it becomes even more effective and engaging.

This then is my reasoning for providing you with a solid story to be told as an intro prior to playing 'Blues For The Pope' (provided with the score).

Up-tempo (quarter = 174) swing featuring an open Bb blues section and a C minor blues for 'The Pope' (Soprano Saxophone)."

Full Score
Vocal Part (Opt.)
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 1 doubles on Soprano Sax)
2 Tenor Saxophones (Solo on Tenor 1)
Baritone Sax
5 Trumpets (Solo on 5th part, vocal backgrounds on 1st and 3rd parts – optional)
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1: G6
Trombone 1: A4