Little Big Band

A Feeling About Today – by Lydia Fortune, arr. by Paul Combs

– A nonet WITH VOCAL chart of this beguiling Lydia Fortune song; set as a medium tempo bossa with a sop. sax solo and some space for the singer in the coda. Alto voice (F below middle C to 3rd line Bb), S, T, B, 2 Tpts (I to A above staff, II to 4th line D), Tbn, 3 Rhy. Available now from ejazzlines.com, including audio.

Moscow Beat Blues – by Bob Pilkington

– Dark, moody blues inspired by the incarceration of journalist Nicholas Daniloff in the 1980s. Originally scored for six brass, this version is for A/S, T, B, 2 Tpts, Bone and Rhythm. An alto only part is included. Difficult. As recorded by Paul Combs’ Pocket Big Band, on Sea Breeze Jazz. Available NOW from eJazzLines.an excerpt of this arrangement.

No Foolin’ – by Cliff Weeks

– Medium up swinger by featuring trumpet and alto sax. Scored for A, T, B, 2 tpts, Bone and rhythm. Medium easy. As recorded by Paul Combs’ Pocket Big Band, on Sea Breeze Jazz. Available NOW from eJazzLines. Click here to hear an excerpt of this arrangement.

One For Ken – by Paul Combs

– Medium to medium-up tempo be-bop blues in F. Soprano lead with optional Alto part to high F#. Solos for Bari, Trpt., Soprano (Alto), and Piano in the intorduction and out-going ensemble choruses. Nonet: A (S), T, B, 2 Trpts, 1 Bone & Rhy; conductor’s guide included. As recorded by Paul Combs’ Pocket Big Band, on Sea Breeze Jazz. Available now from ejazzlines.com.
Click here to hear an excerpt of the nonet version of this arrangement.

Take 3 – by Willie “Face” Smith

– Up-tempo minor blues in 3/4 by the arranger of Joe Lovano’s Grammy Award winning CD “52nd St Themes”. Solos in all parts are medium-difficult. Scored for A, T, B, 2 tpts, bone and rhythm. As recorded by Paul Combs’ Pocket Big Band, on Sea Breeze Jazz. NOW available at eJazzLines. Click here to hear an excerpt of this arrangement.

Tubarao – trad. Cape Verde, arr. by Paul Combs

– Cape Verdian morna, commemorating the loss of a fisherman. Haunting melody – think “Song For My Father” with a strong melancholy tinge. Three solos: Bari or Bone, Trpt. 1 or 2 (Flugel) and Bass. Nonet: A,T,B, 2 Trpts, 1 Bone & Rhy; conductor’s guide included.¬†As recorded by Paul Combs’ Pocket Big Band, on Sea Breeze Jazz. Available now from ejazzlines.com.
Click here to hear an excerpt of the nonet version of this arrangement.

Frank Fuller’s Waltz – by Paul Combs

A jazz waltz in memory of drummer Frank Fuller, who excelled in laying down a solid 3/4 groove. Solo changes in all parts, and an open feature solo for the drummer, of course. Scored for A, T, B, 2 tpts, bone and rhythm. Available now from ejazzlines.com.

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