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Edition: PDF

Description: 400+ Pages

Publisher: Sher Music Co.

Full scores and in-depth analysis of contemporary, large ensemble works by six Grammy-nominated composers:

Vince Mendoza
Bob Mintzer
Jim McNeely
John Hollenbeck
Darcy James Argue
John Fedchock

Following in the footsteps of Rayburn Wright's seminal work, Inside the Score, this book gives a guided tour into the techniques and musical concepts in these six scores by masters of large ensemble jazz writing

This immense labor of love includes:

Analysis of the lead sheet reductions of each song

Annotated full scores with special features extracted in concert pitch for easier realization

Biographies of and interviews with the artists, exploring each one's creative process

A link to free software - Orchestrators

ToolKit - an invaluable aid for composers Recordings readily available for all scores

Spiral-bound, 9x12 format for easy reading on a music stand or piano rack

Over 400 pages!


 I am really impressed with the detail, and how Rick has managed to get so many of the important aspects of the construction of my music.” 
— Vince Mendoza

 What a comprehensive review of this piece! Thanks for all the work you've put into this!” 
— Jim McNeely

 What an incredible opportunity to get inside of the writing process of many of the best current jazz composers/arrangers. Thank you Rick Lawn for bringing this all together. It is an honor to be in the company of composition royalty.” 
— Bob Mintzer