Fantasia on an Ellington Theme

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Fantasia on an Ellington Theme

57.00

 

.  Up-tempo Swing
.  Medium-Advanced
.  4-5 minutes
.  solos:  Drums (twice!), Trombone, Alto Sax
.  Trumpet 1:  written C above staff

 

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It don't mean a thing if you haven't heard this chart yet. It's got two drum solos: brushes on the way in, sticks on the way out.  This winner of a chart is rhythmically exciting, uses contemporary harmonic language, and has solo space for alto and trombone (and anyone else you'd want to insert).

Fantasia is one of my most-played jazz ensemble works.   It has been performed by All-State jazz bands every year for the past decade.   It is widely performed on high school and collegiate jazz festival stages every year, as well.   It's a challenging but accessible piece that is truly within reach of most bands willing to invest the rehearsal time.

Thanks to DOJO (the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra) for the fantastic recording you hear below (from their CD Off the Charts).                                

Your download will include: 

  • Alto Saxes 1 & 2
  • Tenor Saxes 3 & 4
  • Baritone Sax
  • 5 Trumpets
  • 4 Trombones (incl. Bass Tbn.) 
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Full Score

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