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 from Otter Distributors. Click here to hear an excerpt of this arrangement.

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. Available NOW from Otter Distributors. Click here to hear 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. Available NOW from Otter Distributors. 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. Available NOW from Otter Distributors.
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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. Click here to hear an excerpt of this arrangement.

Tubarao – 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. Available from Otter Distributors.
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