Recorded by the Phil Norman Tentet
Arranged by Roger Neumann, Prepared by Dylan Canterbury, Rob DuBoff, and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-7812


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Edition: Jazz Little Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

To say Phil Norman's relationship with the world of music has a unique trajectory would be an understatement. He began studying music as a 3rd grader, eventually settling on the tenor saxophone as his main instrument. As a teenager, he fell in love with the sounds of such West Coast jazz masters as Dave Pell, Marty Paich and Gerry Mulligan. Although he gigged a bit in high school and college around his native Oakland, California, he eventually pursued a career in finance, putting his horn down for over 30 years. After some friendly prodding from drummer Frank Capp, Norman picked up his saxophone again in the early 1990s with the goal of assembling a band that would continue on in the style of the jazz giants of his childhood.

When it comes to musicians, the Norman Tentet regularly features some of the finest players the modern West Coast scene has to offer. Over the years, the band's ranks have included saxophonists Rusty Higgins, Roger Neumann and Brian Williams, trumpeters Carl Saunders and Ron Stout, trombonists Andy Martin and Scott Whitfield, guitarist Larry Koonse, pianists Bob Florence and Christian Jacob, and drummers Frank Capp and Dick Weller. Just as notable as the performers are the arrangers who have written for the band. In addition to retaining ties to the past by featuring works penned by Florence and Med Flory, they regularly perform arrangements bu more recent writers such as Neumann, Tom Kubis and Kim Richmond.

Despite having followed an atypical path in the world of music, Phil Norman has solidified himself as one of the most important bandleaders of his time. His group continues to perfectly balance the art of recreating the sound and atmosphere of the classics while looking ahead in more contemporary musical directions, all while offering performances and recordings of the highest musical level.

This Roger Neumann chart features an open solo section and inventive re-working of the melody.

Full Score
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
2 Trumpets
Trumpet 1: A5