Arranged by Henry Wolking
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement
Description: Contemporary - Medium Difficult
Publisher: Walrus Publishing
In Sea is an up-beat, joyous through composed romp written as a tribute to that master of jazz composition, Bob Brookmeyer. Brookmeyer's works have highly influenced my concept of jazz composition technique and the possibilities for individualistic expression within the confines of the traditional jazz orchestra. This tribute was composed before the sad passing of this jazz titan. Bob Brookmeyer was a musician's musician who left an indelible stamp on at least two generations of jazz composers and performers; I'm certain there will be many more. In Sea uses add 4 voicings, a tricky harmonic device used judiciously by Brookmeyer over many years. An add 4 voicing includes the normal avoid note 4th degree with the third in major chord configurations. Another device employed often by Brookmeyer is a sort of bubbling ostinato on unison notes with different rhythms. In Sea opens with this effect, and is followed by simple motivic snippets strung together to form miniature call and response phrases. The title is a wordplay as the piece is essentially in the key of C, but the ending coda paraphrases a few parts of the well known tune By The Sea. Trpt. 1 to one written high E. 5/4/4/G/P/B/D. Medium difficult.
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones