A Brief History of Jazz Rock: Mike Baron
This dynamite new arrangement of the tune made famous by Duke Ellington finally makes this jazz standard available for younger jazz groups. Since this chart contains all ensemble writing and no solos, it´s a great opportunity to get each section of your band really tight because they are all featured throughout the arrangement. There is something for everyone, and it also works with reduced instrumentation. PERDIDIO is another big winner from Mike Lewis! Easy (2:12)
Grammy winner for Song of the Year 2000! Santana is back and he is hot. Arranged by Mike Lewis for your grade III level players, SMOOTH is transformed into an ideal vehicle for jazz ensemble. The deep Latin groove accents your saxes and brass, and the rhythm section lays down a classic Santana style groove. Add the trumpet solo (written out) and the simple percussion part and you´ll be off and running. The Latin straight-eighth note feel is easy to teach, and rehearsal time will be minimal. With these Latin-rock horn lines, the band will be all over this chart. Gotta have this one!