Calypso Facto

on Alto

on Tenor

on Baritone

"Calypso This!"

I wrote these 24-bars (with a tag) to serve as the back-bone of a new piece for saxophone quartet. I had in mind the loose, happy, almost-Calypso-like feeling in a lot of Ornette Coleman's playing. (This does not have the sudden shifts of tonal center and tonality often heard in Coleman's playing).

Anyhow, this little ditty is a fun solo "cutie." And, since it's unaccompanied, you can play it on soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone saxophone with equally good results.

Be sure to download, read, and enjoy.

BTW, I have also begun using an adaptation of this tune with my jazz quartet. Great fun! I'll post those lead sheets in coming weeks.

FREE DOWNLOADS

PDF

PDF

ALTO mp3

ALTO mp3

TENOR mp3

TENOR mp3

BARI mp3

BARI mp3

Posted on October 24, 2014 and filed under Unaccompanied Saxophone.