Composed and Arranged by Jim Mick
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Cat #: W-50420DL


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Audio Sample:

Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Funk - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing

Funk (Half note = 108) featuring Trombone 4, Bari, and Bass on the opening melody. Also features Tenor 1 solo (w/optional guitar solo) followed by a soft rock section for Soprano Sax

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 prior to playing 'Dr. Downstairs' (provided with the score).

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 1 doubles on Soprano Sax)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Sax
5 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1: G6 (Optional)
Trombone 1: G#4