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  1. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Fanfare Fanfare is a new piece that was inspired by Brazilian brass bands. As I envision this music, it has an exuberant spirit with samba rhythms churning under contemporary harmonic voicings. It is intended to be a short piece. However, the vamp at the end can be extended for a solo or...
  2. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    A couple of weeks ago I remembered a samba -- Samba Da Aguia Pescadora -- that I had written in 1992 (actually I had a dream about it!). I looked through my music files and found the tune. Playing it on piano, I found that it still sounded good to my ears but I reharmonized two measures on the...
  3. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    I've started to create videos that enable one to follow the pages of my ensemble scores while listening to the recording. The recordings are not midi files. They were created for me by David Arivett. The scores are for mid-size jazz ensemble (5 or 6 horns). They are concert pitch and use...
  4. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    A free download of my Sleepy Creek Samba is available at All About Jazz. This is a demo, created by David Arivett, of my mid-size ensemble score. While it's electronic, the demo is intended to represent an ensemble using violin, woodwind quintet, and rhythm section. As with my other pieces for...
  5. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    My hand-written score for Sleepy Creek Samba has been put into Sibelius. This piece is for jazz soloist, 5 horns, and rhythm section. The score is concert pitch and uses flexible instrumentation. The horn parts are identified as I, II, III, IV, V. Transposed parts are provided for an assortment...
  6. SOTW Member YouTube videos
    I currently have 25 videos that use recordings of my originals with photo sequences. As you'll quickly discover, the music is all over the place stylistically. There's contemporary jazz, touches of new music, blues, funk, tango, samba...and going back to early jazz roots (including rags and...
  7. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    It doesn't seem possible to me.... It was only 1 week ago that the idea came to me to make videos with recordings of my originals and put them on Youtube. 14 have been finished and responses have been gratifying. Many thanks to all of you! Here's a link to my Youtube channel where the 14 videos...
  8. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    A new chart for mid-size ensemble is on its way. The score is finished and the parts should be done in a week or two. I'm looking for bands to perform it. If you'd like to work with this music, let me know and I'll send a set of parts & score. The score is attached. It can serve as a...
  9. Recordings, Movies
    Not sax related but a very interesting series on Brasilian music from the BBC a bbc series part1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF0DTzkpsHo&feature=related part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XEJ29Q1YfA&feature=related part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOGcvpXv66g&feature=related part...
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