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BIG BAND SELECTIONS (with brief descriptions)

 

BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL

- Gospel 12/8 burner w/shouts & blues solos

BIRD CALLS

- Sax section feature, real uptempo

BLUE CEE

- Medium tempo blues in C major

BOOGIE STOP SHUFFLE (Simply Mingus)

- Medium to uptempo classic, B flat blues

BOOGIE STOP SHUFFLE

- Medium to uptempo classic, B flat blues

CHAIR IN THE SKY

- Lyrics by Joni Mitchell

CHILDREN’S HOUR OF DREAM

- through-composed, medium tempo classical jewel from “Epitaph”

DIANE

- Medley of two ballads, one walking ballad, w/solos on both

DON’T LET IT HAPPEN HERE

- Spoken Word w/brass a capella  turning into uptempo E flat modal solos

DUKE ELLINGTON’S SOUND OF LOVE (Simply Mingus)

- classic walking ballad, one of the most advanced

DUKE ELLINGTON’S SOUND OF LOVE

- classic walking ballad, one of the most advanced

ECCLUSIASTICS 

- Bluesy multi-part, gospel-like, with a few tempo changes

EH’S FLAT AH’S FLAT TOO

- Uptempo E flat blues, brass intensive

FABLES OF FAUBUS (Simply Mingus)

- Classic, medium tempo with a lot of shifts & backgrounds

FABLES OF FAUBUS

- Classic, medium tempo with a lot of shifts & backgrounds

GG TRAIN

- Uptempo w/ ¼ time ballad, has built-in drum solo

GOODBYE PORKPIE HAT (Simply Mingus)

- Classic, tenor & bass feature, ballad

GOODBYE PORKPIE HAT

- Classic, tenor & bass feature, ballad

GUNSLINGING BIRD

- 6/8 burner w/drum solo at end

HAITIAN FIGHT SONG (Simply Mingus)

- Classic, bass feature, medium-uptempo, G minor blues

HAITIAN FIGHT SONG

- Classic, bass feature, medium-uptempo, G minor blues

INVISIBLE LADY

- Ballad with lyrics

JELLY ROLL (Simply Mingus)

- Classic, 16 bar piece,  progressing through styles from Dixieland to Bebop

LOVE CHANT 

- Modern, medium-uptempo with two solo forms on 2 different set of changes.

MEDITATIONS FOR MOSES

- Mingus Plays Piano

MEDITATION FOR MOSES

- Orchestra Version

MOANIN’ (Simply Mingus)

- Classic, bari feature with 64 bar form

MOANIN’

- Classic, bari feature with 64 bar form

NEW YORK SKETCHBOOK

NOSTALGIA IN TIME SQUARE (Simply Mingus)

- Medium tempo, modified blues in E flat

NOSTALGIA IN TIMES SQUARE

- Medium tempo, modified blues in E flat

O.P. FOR OSCAR PETTIFORD (Simply Mingus)

- Uptempo w/odd number of bars & beats

OH LORD DON’T LET THEM DROP THAT BOMB ON ME – (no score)

- Swinging 12-bar blues in C

OPEN LETTER TO DUKE

- Extended form featuring tenor uptempo & alto on a ballad

OPUS FOUR

- Large form, dialogue solos

PASSIONS OF A WOMAN LOVED

PEDAL POINT BLUES

- Shuffle, B-flat blues

PEGGY’S BLUE SKYLIGHT

- Classic, medium-uptempo, AAB form

PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS

- Classic, F minor, open vamps for solos

PORTRAIT

SELF PORTRAIT IN THREE COLORS (Simply Mingus)

- Through-composed, polyphony

SLIPPERS (Simply Mingus)

- Uptempo,  drum feature

SONG WITH ORANGE

- Medium shuffle in E flat

SUE’S CHANGES

- Extended form, classical type piece

SWEET SUCKER DANCE

- Lyrics by Joni Mitchell

TENSIONS

- High energy uptempo, 16 bar blues form

THIS SUBDUES MY PASSION – (no score)

- Ballad from Swing Era

TIJUANA GIFT SHOP

- Latin infused, medium-uptempo with 17 bar form

TONIGHT AT NOON

US IS TWO

- Medium-uptempo, long chorus piece in D flat

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER MEETING

- Gospel-like 6/8 uptempo with 12-bar blues form in F

WORK SONG

- Medium tempo, soulful swinger w/8 bar dialogue solos, in F minor

YSABEL’S TABLE DANCE

- Latin infused, medium-uptempo, long form w/many open vamps

 

 

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