Great Big Ball with a Map Wrapped Around It

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Great Big Ball with a Map Wrapped Around It

57.00

 

.  '80s Brookmeyer Swing vibe
.  Medium-Advanced
.  4-5 minutes
.  solo:  Alto Sax
.  Trumpet 1:  written C# above staff

 

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Great Big Ball has hints of 80's Brookmeyer in a chart that's approachable by advanced HS bands (and on up).  It has the medium-up feel-good vibe, a memorable melody, and paints with fairly broad brush strokes.

This is a a great vehicle for your bari or alto soloist over an infectious four-chord vamp ('borrowed' from John Legend, but he'll never know).  Your rhythm section can cut loose on this one right along with the sax soloist.  Makes an excellent concert or festival opener.

The audio recording below was from a wonderful band I assembled right here in Central PA, using musicians from State College, Pittsburgh, Williamsport, and Lewisburg.  Pretty darn good, I'd say.  And, for anyone keeping score, that's yours truly on the Alto solo.

“Just about one of the happiest pieces of music you’ll ever hear.”
— Chris Merz, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Iowa

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
  • * Includes extra sax parts, rescored for bari solo (download only). 

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