Recorded by the Duke Pearson Big Band
Arranged by Frank Foster, Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-8150


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Advanced

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

(From the forward by Jeffrey Sultanof)
Frank Foster is still best known for his many years as saxophonist/arranger for Count Basie. By the early sixties, he began to be heavily influenced by John Coltrane, and Basie gave him less and less solo space. By 1964, he was a freelance musician and led his own big band in New York. He shared solo space with Lew Tabackin as a member of Duke Pearson's band, and brought some of his original music to add to Pearson's book. "Disapproachment" is in Rob McConnell's words, a 'blister,' a piece that burns from beginning to end, and since little of Foster's music from this era is currently available, is wonderful to have. The keys to a great performance are mastery of the musical figures at such a fast tempo, observation of the dynamic markings (not everything is loud) and a strong rhythm section that can keep the tempo steady. It is a great concert opener and can be opened up for more solos.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
1 Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Guitar (optional)
Trumpet 1: to E6
Trombone 1: Bb4